Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here.
Art Playground Blog's July Play is on.
There is still time to play along, all the details for it can be found HERE.
We have 4 fabulous sponsors, lots of inspiration & ideas, so please do link up your beautiful entries !
For the July Play Inspiration, I decided to make a Grungy Vintage Art Journal Spread- "Embrace Your Journey".
I was inspired by the theme, "Tell Your Story" and the gorgeous moodboard colors.
I wanted to show the journey of a woman's life, from youth to old age.
Here are some photographs of the Art Journal Spread:
Synopsis of the Process:
I created the background by collaging torn pieces of paper from old book pages, decoupage papers, washi tapes & fabric tapes. Then applied clear gesso to the surface and colors using distress inks and distress oxides. Then did background stamping with archival inks. To add more interest to the background, did background stencilling with AB Studio stencils (using archival ink and modelling paste). The focal elements are paper dolls by Tim Holtz, for layering, used die cuts, gauze, crochet lace, thread and buttons. Added some scribbles with black and white markers to add to the grungy look. Then added the titles using TH stickers & created some ink splatters. In the end, darkened the edges of the pages with black soot distress ink.
Thanks a lot for your precious time !
Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety)