Thursday, March 29, 2018

Rain, rain, go away


If only that title were true.  However, I'm sure you can tell I'm once again joining Rosie at Rosie's Kleine Bastelwelt this month's host at Art Journal Journey with her Spring theme.


I got a little carried away with this page, so I'm going to explain what I did as I show the step out photos.

I'm not sure I completely understand masking, but I tried to mask off the buildings and allow the stamp of the Eiffel Tower to show behind them in the background.

I once again got out my crayons (Crayola brand) and laid down some colors on the black and white image.  I also used a colored pencil and a ruler to create the rain lines.  I was so happy with the last time I created something similar, I wanted to try it again.

I added some raindrop embellishments that I found in my stash.

The yellow card stock (very heavy) became the backdrop for the piece I will place in my large art journal after I get this spread published on my blog.  Over that, I added deli paper I painted.  Then I sewed everything together using variegated thread.  Finally, I colored the computer generated text and added it to the bottom of the page.  

Materials include crayons, colored pencil, ruler, rubber stamp, raindrop embellishments, deli paper, paint, variegated thread, colored computer generated text, and heavy card stock.

I am simply thrilled you chose to spend some time with me today.    Thank you beyond belief for your continued support of my art.  Today, you will find me at Art Journal JourneyHope to see you there, too.


20 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page, so many techniques and great sewing! Valerie

aussie aNNie said...

This is lovely and love the additional sewing, gorgeous, have a lovely and special Easter.xx💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

chrissie said...

An amazing page Elizabeth and I just love the sewing around the edges. Maybe it will help the rain come along

Love Chrissie xx

Rosie said...

Wow, your page is absolutely gorgeous, Elisabeth

Thank you for playing again at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what an amazing page! You have coloured the black and white image beautifully and I love the way you have added the painted deli paper and stitching - stunning 😁. Enjoy the rest of your week! J 😊 x

My name is Erika. said...

That's a fun page. It feels a tad bit gothic-not in the black modern way but in the old fashion gothic way. The lone person hurrying along the banks of the Seine to get away from the rain...maybe my imagination is getting the better of me this morning. But this is a clever and fun page. :) Hope your ground is getting very wet but no flooding of your basement. hugs-Erika

froebelsternchen said...

What a gorgeous page dear Elizabeth! I am thrilled about the wonderful techniques and the sewing!
Even with a guest and so busy did you add yet another fantastic entry!
You rock!
Enjoy your days with your friend!
Happy day!
oxo Susi

CJ Kennedy said...

So many different techniques. That's what I call mixed media. I love the watercolor effect of the colors

Cindy McMath said...

A wonderful Spring page Elizabeth. I love the way you coloured the B&W image, and your stitching and deli paper additions are great. I think you did a good job on masking too.

Neet said...

I was immediately drawn to this on Bloglovin' and what a joy to find it was by none other than Elizabeth. I think this is absolutely stunning. Love everything about it, especially the rain, what a great technique you have mastered here, am sure my attempts would be terrible.
Love to Squiggles and Bleubeard.
And you
Neet xxx

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm glad you're able to find inspiration in the rain. It's been raining again here, too, and I admit to sympathy with your "rain rain go away" sentiment.

I'm unable to get comments to post even on my own blog, so if this appears it's a miracle.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Elizabeth; I understand that you did another AWESOME job coloring in this
balck and white piece....I mean this...the work comes alive with the coloring you added !!

da tabbies say hi two bleu N squiggles N ask that they haza total lee awesum easturr with lotz oh KNOT BURD !!! ☺☺♥♥

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Pretty cool Elizabeth. I love using good old crayolas and sometimes scratching back into the surface. This is a great piece and It came out wonderful...xox

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love this page Elizabeth! Of course I see the fantastic bit of masking so that the Eiffel Tower could appear behind the buildings! I love how you have done so much lovely stitching too! Hugs, Chrisx

Meggymay said...

This looks fabulous, I love how you brought this scene altogether with the sewing, techniques and the colours you used. The Eiffel tower looks great and I liked the small figure that seems to be having trouble holding the umbrella in the rain.
Yvonne xx

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Very nice, Elizabeth. I love what you accomplish with vintage illustrations that are so charming by themselves. I consider myself masking-challenged as well. I have to think REALLY hard before even attempting it. You did great!

Rita said...

I really like this moody piece!
Here...it's snow, snow, go away--LOL! ;)

Carol said...

Your page is amazing and it must have magical powers ...after weeks of dreary dreary and wet skies we have beautiful SUNSHINE out there today.. I'm wearing my HAPPY FACE!

Jeanie said...

I think this is just beautiful, Elizabeth. You can tell you've put a lot of work into it and with very impressive results. (And of course, it's Paris.) But Paris can go wrong really fast -- this doesn't. You have mood, texture, color -- all the right things. I'm really impressed!

And thanks for all your visits. Sending you beautiful holiday weekend wishes.

Rike said...

I am very impressed how you putted the Eiffel Tower into the background and added all the other details to the page, especially how you sewed everything together using variegated thread!
Rike xx