Monday, 21 March 2011
Playing around with colour and altered matchboxes
Wanted to experiment with different "emotional" colours on my art journal pages today. I played around with dyes, collage images, pastels and paints for this one..the wording reads "give the grocer a wink and see what you'll get". Had a bit of fun combining a transparency of Frida Kahlo with a fish and sexy legs as couldnt imagine her winking at a grocer or could I? The colours of this page reflected my happy mood sitting in the garden crafting on a lovely afternoon.
On this page I wanted to do a mixture of black and red wax to reflect pain, sadness and intense emotions...the face is in a frame with a mantilla of black lace broken up with light at the top of the page. This is how I feel when I have a creative block and cant do anything like yesterday! I think its a good idea to put our "negative" feelings into our journals too.
I am taking part in an altered matchbox swap hosted by Palma on the Milliande site so had fun making these using some rose embellishments I have had for years but were just the thing for these little boxes along with charms, beads and dyed paper flowers.