Friday, May 27, 2011

Paint Party Friday 11

I'm finally working on my art journal again. I hadn't touched it for quite a while except to gesso some pages. But two days ago I just sat down and put some acrylic paint on a page and today it's almost done - I just need to do some journaling. I used the heavy body acrylics again, I love those, and what I especially like about them is that it is so easy to add some texture to the paint. This time I simply pressed some bubble wrap into the wet paint and like the texture that I got. So easy.


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42 comments:

BahamaDawn said...

this is such a great piece! love the colors you chose! happy PPF!

SHERI C said...

This is wonderful. HAPPY PPF!

Tammie said...

wonderful in all ways
colors, design, really a nice piece.

Christine said...

this is simply beautiful.

Maria Ontiveros said...

LOve this - the blue shape reminds me of both a heart and a home/arch. The birds are wonderful. Thanks for sharing,
Rinda

Netty said...

Beautiful journal page and such fabulous colours. Happy PPF, Annette x

windrock studio said...

Hey Carola, I really, really like this piece so much!! The colors just sing for me, what a terrific job you did on this journal cover, great work!

EVA said...

More birds! but not owls....

Lovely piece and great colour combinations!

Kay L. Davies said...

You have such wonderful ideas, Carola. I have a lifelong friend named Carola who is a quilter, a seamstress, a cardmaker, and a fabulous photographer. Your enthusiasm reminds me a lot of her. (I've tried to get her to start blogging but she says she's too busy.)
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

brendathour said...

Very cool painting! I love the birds and all the flowers and designs!

Julie said...

Great colors in your journal..this is really nice! Happy PPF :)

Roban Studio said...

Oh Carola, the colors are so yummy! I love the birds on the branch. It's very well balanced, design wise. I have never tried heavy body acrylics. Forgive my ignorance, but they are the ones in the tubes, right? I have only used the acrylics in the bottles. Have a wonderful holiday weekend! Happy PPF :-)

Lynn said...

We like the same colors...this is a very fun piece!!!

helena said...

great page - love the colours together and all the flowers at the bottom

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a FABULOUS piece!! Great composition and WHAT color girl ...you nailed it today:)

Chantal said...

a marvelous skill you have there Carola

foxysue said...

Love,love,love!

Enjoy your weekend,

Sue x

Micki Wilde said...

I love this, the colours are superb!!

priti.lisa said...

Hi Carola! I approve of your color choices very much, that shade of teal is my favorite and I love it paired with orange...and all of the other little touches you gave the page...very interesting and pretty.
Oh, and those poppies below! My favorite flower...I love them in red too. ♥♥♥

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

WOW, I love the color palette you chose- it's so passionate and intense- LOVE it! And I must say, as a newbie to journaling, thanks for mentioning that you gessoed some pages, I know this is kind of obvious, but it really never occurred to me to do that ;) Great solution to bleed throughs and light weight papers- so THANK YOU!
Happy PPF (a day late ;))
Stephanie

Kristin Dudish said...

I love the complementary colors and the textures are so much fun!

xo
Kristin

carlarey said...

This is so beautiful. Makes me happy just to look at it.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I always love to see your art work...it is so creative and you use wonderful colors. This one is particulary exuberant and magical.

Leovi said...

Magnificent colors making a nice composition, very interesting design. Greetings.

Terrie said...

I always enjoy taking a peek into another's art journal; it's inspiring and fun to see how they view the world or their day. I love the strength of these colors and the subtle textures. Think I'll go pull out my journal right now..... :)

Anne said...

Your page looks wonderful! I love the colors and those birds! Really great!

Dawn said...

Great colour combo and loving the stamps as well and it's coming along really well I likey like

Love Dawn xx

Nancy said...

This is adorable. I love anything with birds. Nice job!

priti.lisa said...

That shade of teal of turquoise is my favorite color and I love, love it beside the orange...and all of the other little touches and textures too! ♥♥♥

Her Speak said...

Awesome idea! And you've inspired me to try stencils again. Beautiful pallet. :) Happy PPF!

Julie said...

I really love the color and mood of this.

Pam Tucker said...

Oh, you combined ALL of my favorites on one page! The color palette (YUMMY!), birds and houses. All of those speak to me personally. Beautiful page! I'm also a big fan of the heavy body acrylics! :)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

So vibrant and full of details.

Heather said...

Colors are fantastic!!! Well done!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

W U N D E R S C H Ö N !!! Die Farben und überhaupt - eine ganz ganz tolle Seite.

Cameron said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! It is so wonderful to look at....the beautiful contrast of colors and patterns....the soulful message...

Love it!

Rosie Kaplan said...

Great colours

Ginnie said...

Your pressed bubble wrap into the paint??? OMG. How creative!

karen said...

This journal page turned out lovely! I love these colours together and would not have thought to put them together myself!
xoxo Karen

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wonderful! i love the colors and textures!

famfa said...

Gorgeous

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful page! So glad you got to shake the cobwebs out :D. TFS!