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.

8 comments:

dosfishes said...

I like Frida and the sexy legs, an interesting bit of play with composition and humor. xox Corrine

Beth said...

how cute! i think you've just inspired my next project. :)

artistamyjo said...

Lovely, envy your day in the garden.
Looks like more snow here in Michigan.
Hugs, Amy

Sam said...

Inspiring work. Great use of colours on both your pages, I love the effect on the black and red page with the light 'shining' through at the top. Liking the look of those little matchboxes too x

Sid said...

All fab stuff love the pages and the matchboxes !!

Sandy said...

Oh wow Lorraine so wonderful newe things from you.
Stunning work. Love them all.

Diane said...

I love seeing your creative ways.

Maggie Ann said...

Those match boxes are darling! And sitting in the garden to create art....what a wonderful idea!