Tuesday, August 21, 2012

BBArtisans Team Challenge - Starry School Night


People were asking to see how my Murano glass pen worked with my inks, after I wrote about them in my AlphabeThursday post last week.  In the past, I enjoyed writing with India Ink and a quill pen, but didn't draw too much with ink.

Once Upon A Time
This weekend I started a pen and ink page with some stars and a farmhouse scene, but wasn't all that happy with it.  So I decided to "refurbish" the red farmhouse and put a schoolhouse in its place.  Now I'm entering it into the BBArtisans Team Challenge, Back to School, hosted by Erika (Artful Rising).    

That's the great thing about mixed media.  You can change your mind and redo just about anything.  The more layers the better!  At least, in my humble opinion.  This page began as "Once Upon a Time" and ended up as "Starry Schoolnight".    

Starry School Night
What I did: glued a cute little schoolhouse in place, along with some other papers I found in my stash of goodies.  I usually don't cut into my art journal itself, but felt this page needed some attention to the reds, so I got out my scissors and cut some of the paper away.  And here's my end result; a dreamy mixture of reds and yellows; pen and ink on paper.  

10 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

That's cool that you can change it up and add more layers to make it just how you like :)

Nancy said...

I really like the affect of the yellow ink- so cool! It's like they're reflecting! Reminds me of back to school night and gives me those butterflies I'd always get!

BeadedTail said...

That turned out great! I always think I have to stick with my initial idea so wouldn't change things up like that so I admire your creativity!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Very cool -- I like the way that the moon still says "Once upon a time"!!

Erika said...

I was like Beaded; it took me so long to figure out that it was okay to let the design go in a different direction from where I thought it had to go.
I like the schoolhouse--it reminds me of an historic one from back home.

Kathleen said...

Great answer to the challenge! It's fun to see how a design can change while you are working on it.

Jamie Niebergall said...

This really turned out beautiful. I really love them!!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Clever! I love how it turned out.

Rose said...

I loved seeing your process here. You know that I'm a fan of the starry night theme. How fun to incorporate that with back to school.

Judy Nolan said...

The collage effect is very effective, Deb. I especially like what you did with the tags.

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