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The Old Days Series: Art Journal Page: Dance!

Hi everyone, today I would like to show you an art journal page (from a couple of years ago, like I explained in last weeks blog post) for which I used coloured pencils! I’m working in my Strathmore “Toned Tan“ Art Journal (14 x 21,6 cm in size). I started my project by printing an Aurora Wings digital image called “Flower Ballerina“ onto Strathmore “Toned Tan“ paper and die cutting around her, creating a rectangle panel.

Now I’m ready for the fun part: colouring the image with my coloured pencils. When I work on darker paper I always use my Caran d‘Ache Luminance pencil in White to create the highlights. For the skin tone I also used Prismacolor Colored pencils in Cream, Beige, Light Peach, Peach and Salmon Pink. For the rest of the image I used my Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencils in the numbers: 112, 276, 138, 137, 187, 176 and 250.

When the colouring was done I added back in some of the lines that I lost during the colouring process using a black Copic MultiLiner (0.1). I also edged this rectangle panel using VersaMagic ink in the colour “Pretty Petunia“ and Archival Ink in the colour “Coffee“ using a foam applicator tool.

Next I’m going to work on the art journal itself. On the left hand page I’m pencilling in the quote that I wanted to use, first with graphite pencil and when I liked what I had I went over the lines using a black Faber Castell PITT Artist Pen (s).

I wanted to keep the background light and airy so I decided to ad only a faint design. For this I used a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil called “Tuscan Floral“ (TCW774s). I applied Hero Arts “Unicorn“ ink and the same purple VersaMagic ink that I used before over the stencil using a foam applicator tool. This will take some time to dry. Then I edged the sides of the page using the same purple and brown inks that I used before on the panel with the coloured image.

And to finish my page I now only have to adhere the coloured image on the right hand page using liquid glue!

That’s it for today! I wish you a creative day!

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