Sunday, April 3, 2016

Fairytale Mood

Hello lovely Shimmerz friends and thanks for dropping by today!
I am sharing a bit of a different sort of project, that kind of happened all by itself....
As you can see it's a double spread in one of my journals, but let me start by telling you what Shimmerz projects I used:

When I started, I had no idea where this was going, I just knew I wanted to play in my journal. So I started by covering a double page in thick gesso and when that was dry spread on the Texturez in two corners. When it had all dried I then sprayed some of my chosen colours, keeping the lighter ones towards the top.
Now if you are wondering what the difference between some of the products is, do check out the paint store, for each product there is a very short (2.5 min) video that give you the low down on what each of the different sprays and paints can do, well worth a look!

Now for my project, - where I had sprayed the darker colours over the texture, it started to give me the idea of a rocky landscape, so that is what took me to the following stages....
I added the top layer of a paper serviette and started to create a hint of a light source (at this point I was not sure whether it was going to be the sun or the moon). I die cut a sticky note with a circular die, used it as a mask and then sprayed some more of the Egg Nogging around it. As it had been a pink sticky note, with the moisture of the spray it gave off some pink colour, but in the end I was quite happy with that.

The project needed a focal image, so I took a little vintage image from my stash, fussy cut the little fairy and the birds and adhered it to the bottom of my page.
Now it needed more of  a landscape to bring it all together. So I took out my acrylic paints and painted this little fairytale dream scape. Here you can see the first stage, painting some trees, emphasizing the sun a bit more and the first hint of a little rock pool.
And here you can see the second stage, I darkened the trees somewhat, added another one and painted a few more details, like the birds in the sky and a waterfall running into the rock pool.

Well, that's it pretty much. As you can see, it is perfectly possible to mix Shimmerz with other art supplies you might have in your stash already.


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18 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous pages, love the dreamy landscape xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A dreamful scene ... just gorgeous Astrid!

Jenny Marples said...

Adore how this came together Astrid! It's beautiful how the base led you forward into creating this beautiful dreamscape and I love the touch of that little waterfall x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh my! This really is a wonderful view! You and Shimmerz paints - brilliant! Hugs, Chrisx

Kerstin F. said...

Gorgeous, love the wonderful watercolor landscape, so beautiful!

Dorthe said...

Gorgeous, Astrid,
It was all there, the painting the papers ,but not the stamps, lol- a wonderful mix , which created this beautiful nature place.
Hug
Dorthe

Maria Calderone said...

Love, love, just stunning!!!

Joi at RR said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhh ohhhhhhhhhhhh - this is just breathtaking Astrid. I love it when you paint. I am not familiar with Shimmerz at all but this is just STUNNINGLY ENCHANTING. j.

rachel said...

Amazing work astrid. Brilliant scene x

Kathy Bradley said...

Astrid, Your journal pages are so very, very gorgeous and textural and I love the little child sitting with the birds - it makes me smile!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! Love that you shared the process Astrid, from starting out just having a play and then to see it almost shape itself into the finished piece .. brilliant. A truly beautiful piece of art. x

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Astrid! What stunning pages! Love the beautiful scene that you created! They have such a magical vibe! Thanks for the inspiration!

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is absolut stunning work here again. You just do it every single time. I love the fairytale feeling, it puts on me, when I look at this lovely piece of art here, and I almost want to go there. You can always get such amazing scenery out of everything Astrid.

Redanne said...

Such a beautiful 'dreamy' landscape Astrid! xx

Sara Barker said...

Beautiful pages, beautiful landscape! I'd like to be about 6 inches tall and take a walk through your forest here! What a magical place it appears to be! Hugs!

Jackie P Neal said...

Outstanding Astrid!! Absolutely love how you built these pages and the finale- incredible! Gorgeous colors from Shimmerz!!
Jackie xx

Annie said...

Wow.................what stunning pages Astrid and I love how it all evolved............stunning details......perfectly executed.

Fabulous!!

Hugs Annie x

Sandy said...

I am in love with the journal spread - I am saving it on my computer so I can read and re-read. Gorgeous.
Sandy xx