Tuesday, November 20, 2018

'Set yourself Free' Art Journal Page with Kripa Koushik

Hello friends,

My art journal page today was the after effect of listening to Oprah Winfrey on women empowerment.
 I started with this video but then like youtube surfing goes, I ended up listening
 to her for almost an hour!

"You get in life what you have the courage to ask for."

What stayed with me was this quote .....we have made so many rules and boundaries in our minds of what's acceptable or not, we need to break those first.... start with finding who we truly are!

After making the background with lots of handwritten positive affirmations and messages to myself, I started layering some very beautiful 2crafty chipboard pieces and each of these pieces were chosen to add meaning to the message I was journaling. As always, all the chipboard pieces were given a coat of white gesso. To color them, I used different techniques as explained below.

The lattice leaves were used to represent fresh ideas & new life being born. I used these lattice leaves on both pages after colouring them with 2 different green stamp pads.  
 Next, I coloured a piece of Ella's Border and the Pretty Birdcage pink & purple and then dabbed some white gesso with a sponge. The dainty Ella's border signifies to me the delicate yet strong spirit of a woman. The broken cage is quiet self explanatory - breaking free from rules, fears, habits and could mean different things to each of us.
 Finally, The Winged Heart 2 was painted with metallic gold paint and again a tiny dab of white gesso and tucked under the fussy cut cage.

I hope you enjoyed todays post. 
You can find more of my art journals & project on my blog www.thecolourpress.blogspot.com

Wishing you a creative week ahead.
 2craftychipbord used:
* Ella's Border
* Lattice leaves
* Pretty Birdcage
* Winged Hearts 2