Falcon Travelers

Dutch Design Leather, Est 2013

I think the quote I used for this page “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be” by Douglas Adams, realy sums it all up for what happened to this page.
I did set out to do a heavy textural page, I don’t think this is what I was going for in the beginning. But since this is where It took me, that’s where I went.
I did take some pictures while working on the page, so you can see what it is I’m talking about. I do have to warn you, this is an extremely picture heavy post =).

I started out with a collaged background an then added some gesso over it.

I added some color to the background with all sorts of stencils, paints and sprays and some washi tape. Decided I would mute it al down by adding the blue, while keeping some elements of the background.

I did very much want to keep the picture of the little match girl that was on the bookpage (they were all Anderson fairy tales).

I added extra texture with texture paste and some stencils.

Didn’t know where to take the page from here, so I added some color.

Then muted it all down again by adding a white wash.

Had no clue by this time what I was doing, so I started to see if I could fit a face in there.

I lined the face out with water color pencil en then added some white acrylic paint to outline it even further. In the layer beneauth the eyes I saw tears, so I left tose untouched.

I also left the little match girl fairly untouched. Added some more color, trying to decide how the face was going to integrate with the background.

And wound up in a completely different place as I set out to go to. Hardly any pastel colors in sight now.

But with all said and done I like what it looks like now. It may need some more finishing touches, but I’m not sure about that. I added some text stamp and wrote my quote all around the circles. I realy like how that looks and it was fun to do.

So now that I have posted this, I can go back to my struggle with the Tim Holtz tags for may, or do something completely different alltogether. Mmmm, I still have that white canvas in the attick, maybe I should  get that down and see if I’m ready to work on a canvas again…What do you think?
It would be nice to work on something without having to work around a fold in the middle…

I hope you enjoyed watching my overload on proces pictures and I wish you all a wonderful wednesday.

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11 thoughts on “I may not have ended up where I intended to go – art journal page proces

  1. Super Monique.

    Groetjes Janny


  2. Jeannette says:

    Beautiful Moniqce,wonderful colors in this painting, i like it.

    Greetings Jeannette


  3. Dots Dabbles says:

    Hi Monique. I loved seeing the journey of this journalling. There are never too many pics lol…I think my fav bit was the splash of colour – everything just popped! And I loved seeing the little match girl at the final stage…gorgeous!
    Thankyou for joining in the fun at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.
    Dot x


  4. Melanie says:

    This is a very beautyful journal page. It's nice to see how it was build up. I found you on creative every day.
    Liefs, Melanie


  5. Thanks for becoming my latest follower, I have reciprocated and signed up to follow your blog and have been looking back at some of your amazing work! I especially love your little books and your lovely art work, Chrisx


  6. Ha Ha! I just love that quote! It kinda sums up me 🙂 What a gorgeous page, you are very talented. Thanks so much for your sweet comments at my page BTW, much appreciated.


  7. Alles-Art says:

    A big fat WOW from me for what you have made out of the page! Just beautiful!


  8. Mrs.B says:

    HI Monique, love how these pages have evolved. Great textured background.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC


  9. Monique says:

    Thank you all for your sweet comments.


  10. Margie says:

    Amazing to see where your arty journey took you Monique. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x


  11. Laurart says:

    Amazing creation! this is just …WOW! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner – Love from Laura xxx


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