Saturday, May 5, 2012

dance in the rain

Hello, my friends.  Can you believe it's May already?  A new month brings new challenges.  So today I made an art journal spread for a challenge at OWSE Yahoo group, which was to use a dance theme.

I started with a couple of pages which had been gessoed and then sprayed with color wash sprays over a stencil.  I think there was also some glazing medium brushed over the color wash.  But I wanted a more subtle background, so I added some more gesso over the pages.  Some of the ink colors blended with the gesso, giving a completely different look.

The dancers are computer generated clip art, which I printed and then cut out.  I die cut the umbrella man, which is a Tim Holtz/Sizzix die, from black card stock. 

The quote is also computer generated, with the edges highlighted with black marker.

I used my tear drop circle dies from Spellbinders to die cut ballet blue card stock, so I had a lot of rain drops.  After gluing them down, I added some which gel pen highlights.  I also used white gel pen to add paths for the raindrops.

To finish off the page, I added some faux stitching to give some movement to the dancers.

Thanks so much for stopping   Have a great weekend.


Denise Barger said...

Beautiful as always Melody!!
Love it

Starla said...

I LOVE this! I can just imagine the movement of the dancers!!

Kathy Eddy said...

Fantastic challenge spread Mel! Great job on this.

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful, Melody! Love the feeling of motion with the white lines... very cool.