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City of Love Image no. 379 by Lizzy Love

Hi everyone, today I’m showing you an art journal page that I created for my second guest design post over on the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog.

If you don’t know what a challenge blog is then definitely go and check it out!

Today I’m working in my Strathmore “Toned Tan“ Art Journal (14 x 21,6 cm in size). I started my project by printing the Oddball image called “City of Love Image no. 379 by Lizzy Love“ onto a separate sheet of Strathmore “Toned Tan“ paper, I decided on the size of the rectangle shape around the buildings and cut this shape using a craft knife and a ruler.

Next I started colouring the image: for this I used my Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencils and also my White Caran d‘Ache Luminance pencil. I used the following Polychromos colours: 219, 225, 138, 137, 171, 112, 165, 151, 157, 146, 176 and 283.

City of Love Image no. 379 by Lizzy Love

When the colouring was done I adhered the coloured image to a piece of matching deep red card stock using liquid glue and free hand cutting around it using my Fiskars scissors. I edged the red panel with some Versafine “Crimson Red“ ink, using a foam applicator tool, to create a more defined edge. Then I cut the image in two on the place where I wanted the fold of the art journal to be. I adhered the image on it’s red mat to my art journal page using liquid glue.

Next I pencilled in the title using a graphite pencil and using a calligraphy style that I taught myself as a child. When I was happy with the lay out I went over the lines using a black Faber Castell PITT Artist Pen (S) and when the ink was dry I erased the pencil lines.

City of Love Image no. 379 by Lizzy Love

To finish today’s art journal page I used a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil called “City Buildings“ (TCW729s) and applied some Distress Oxide ink in the colour “Faded Jeans“ over the stencil using a foam applicator tool, around the coloured image and some VersaMagic ink in the colour “Aegean Blue“, over the stencil, lightly on the top part of the page. I also edged this journal page with first Archival Ink in the colour “Sepia“ (which is a warm brown) and then Memento Ink in the colour “Espresso Truffle“ (this last colour only on the outer edge to create more definition).

And that finishes today’s project. I hope you enjoyed and I wish you’ll a creative day!

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