Over at the One Little Word blog the challenge word is Lost. When I found this quote I knew exactly what I wanted to create.
I started out with a dark background, because it just seemed to fit with the word lost. I kept adding layers of black, white, grey, tourquiose, and quinacridone nickel azo gold paint until I was happy with the results. After the layers were dry, I went over the entire background with a thin layer of Carbon black paint, let it dry briefly, and wiped it back off in spots.
Next I wrote the quote out onto white cardstock. I wiped a very thin, diluted layer of black paint over the white cardstock with a baby wipe. I cut out the words and then adhered them to my page. Sorry the words are a bit hard to read, it was difficult to get a good clear picture.
A bit of a back story here - Several years ago I bought a copper weather vane for my husband. He always wanted one,but at the time we never got around to putting it up. Skip ahead to today with the building of our new house, we now have a place to put it. He was so very excited to see it up the other day.
Now back to the journal page I digitally altered the photo and transferred it onto my page using matte medium.
I was pretty happy with how the image transferred, but you could really see the edges of the original photo. So I used some more black paint and blended the edges in. The word lost is grungeboard letters painted with acrylic paint.
I was really happy with how this turned out. I think it may be one of my favorite journal pages to date. Not sure if it was how I related to the quote or using a picture of the weather vane or if I was just pleasantly surprised with my work - but in either case I love it and I rarely say that about my work. I might even have to make a canvas out of this someday. I want to thank you for reading all the way down to here and I hope you enjoyed my journal page spread as much as I do. As always thanks for stopping by!