Thursday, January 8, 2015

Moo-Mania meets Art Journal Journey

I simply couldn't resist making a simple spread for Moo-Mania and More's polka dot prompt this fortnight.  And when I thought about how I was going to decorate it, I decided to go with an old, old rubber stamp I found, which would fit nicely with Art Journal Journey's "Inspired by the Masters II" prompt.

My altered book is slightly larger than my scanner, but you can see I started with lavender pigment ink for the background.  Next I painted a couple of pages of card stock blue and off white, then used a punch to create the dots.  It took me three tries to get my Vitruvian Man to stamp half way decently, but in the end, I am happy with the outcome of this piece.  I apologize that the scan is slightly off center.

For those unfamiliar with the Vitruvian Man, it is a famous drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, where the original includes notes from the work of Vitruvius, an architect.  Leonardo was showing in pen and ink what has now come to be called "Canon of Proportions."

Thanks for joining me today.  Feel free to visit both Moo-Mania and More and Art Journal Journey because there are some wonderful artists who will inspire you, and maybe even encourage you to join one or both of these challenges.

11 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Ganz toll, Ich liebe Alles von DaVinci! Danke fürs Mitmachen bei Art Journal Journey! LG, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

You make me happy with this spread Elizabeth! I love the vitruvian man, I love circles, I love Alterd Books!I love the colors you chose as well!

Fantastic entry!
♥♥♥
Susi

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wowser! (not a word I use lightly!) I love that image and on this amazing background it is a brilliant focus for your pages! Hugs, Chrisx

massofhair said...

Gorgeous pages Elizabeth, glorious colours, love the dots and well done on getting a fab image from your stamping :-) xxx

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Great take on the modern masters theme. Thanks for the explanation of the drawing, makes perfect sense from an architectural point of view. xox

Little Artbee said...

Very imaginatively pages and the Vitruvian man looks very decorative on them.
Dear Greetings
Sabine

Vicki Miller said...

Great page elizabeth you must have an amazing stamp collection

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Great way to combine the two challenges!

Gloria J Zucaro said...

Wonderful! Thank you, too for the explanation of your process and about the da Vinci stamp.

johanna said...

i love your entry about the vitruvian man... i love this drawing and i think you gave me some Inspiration for a new spread in my art Journal. thank you!!

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

This is sooo gorgeous

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