Thursday, 15 October 2015

Venice architecture

My latest entry for Art Journal Journey is using a photo from a flyer inside a magazine. I had intended making a photo transfer but then realised that the view would be wrong, for this is also a memory of my visit to Venice. If you have been reading my blog for a while you may remember my traumatic(I know….over used word!)trip onto the Grand Canal on a gondola!(See here)
The quote was one I found via my phone.
The main background was made so long ago and has been in my journal just waiting for me to DO something!!
I made the watery background onto watercolour paper using Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean distress inks and stamped using the same colours. A little bit of Grunge paste through stencil and then added Viva Inka- Gold - Aquamarine by rubbing over with my finger. The 'waves' are a stem from Darcy's PA EDY10
I am loving Sheila's theme of Architecture at Art Journal Journey although I am still trying to visit other folk who have entered this great challenge!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page. Venice is a beautiful place indeed. Thanks so much for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, and glad you like our theme of architecture. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

butterfly said...

Love the salty ocean and sandy colours of this - lovely way to incorporate the architecture of Venice - great page!
Alison xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. an amazing collage Chris.. a beautiful tribute to this wonderful place!
I love Venice.. unfortunately I was there just one time yet and just took the vaporettos there..
that was not so exciting as your gondola!
Thank you very much for another wonderful entry to Art Journal Journey!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love this page! It all works so well. Take care Zo xx

Petra-Pippa Koenig said...

I still miss you, Mylady as follower on my blog?!
experience is what comes by lifetime!
Thank you for your allways so nice comments!
Herzlich Pippa

chrissie said...

Wonderful page with great colours

Love Chrissie xx

Helen said...

Love it Chris!! the waves are so clever... going to go and read (or re-read) about the gondola trip now... am trying to find out why the TIO post didn't... seems the rest of the team are MIA!

Meggymay said...

Love how you added the Canal, its a fantastic page with super holiday colours.
yvonne xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

The most perfect colours and such brilliant use of stencils to achieve movement in the water.

Redanne said...

You certainly made great use of the background and I love how you created the waves. I so wish I was better at journalling... you make it look effortless! Hugs, Anne xx

Crafty She said...

Gorgeous page Chris. I'd love to go back to Venice again one day! xxx

sheila 77 said...

Lovely atmospheric page.
It's great when you can use a background that's been around for a while and I do like the way you have made the sea (these Distress ink colours are so seductive) and included your own photograph.
A superb piece for the theme.

Zue said...

Hi Chris
Thanks for your comment; I think there may be a big wren population around at the moment, I have certainly seen quite a few.
I read your post about the gondola, you were so unlucky. Don't be put off it's such a magical place.
Have a great weekend
Sue x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Everything about this screams fun, right down to the recycled magazine image. I like how you thought outside the box on those waves. Very clever.

Jeannette said...

wow,love your wonderful page,love the palace and backround,the colors beautiful too

husgs jenny

Sandy said...

Wonderful journal page - you captured the music of Venice!
Sandy xx

Little Artbee said...

Very nice art journal page with a fabulous photo motif on it. I also like the words you have chosen for this page. Venice has so much very nice motifs for making paintings and art in every way.
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