April 14, 2015

Do You Like Piña Coladas?

And getting caught in the rain? If you’re not into yoga and… Ha! Remember that old song? Once I got this page almost done, I just couldn’t think of any title that worked better!

pina colada journal page

I started with the challenge by The Monthly Mixed Media Challenge: April Showers. Then the Wednesday prompt for the Simon Says Stamp blog was April Showers and/or May Flowers. So I went to work. First I added crumpled tissue with gel medium then raindrop stencilling to the top of the page and large roses to the bottom. When it came time to add colour, I was a bit stuck. I already made a canvas using another Julie Nutting Doll with a clear blue sky and nice green grass. I didn’t want to repeat that. So I thought of a night sky! I used Golden fluid acrylic paint to cover the page.

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On the bottom, I added silver rub on metallic paste to the raised areas. You don’t even realize it is there but it makes the road look shiny and highlighted. I coloured and paper pieced my doll. I made my own stencil to make sure that the road lines were the same size and shape. At this point, I realized that this elegant lady probably wouldn’t be out in the rain without an umbrella. and I started thinking of the title. Even if you like getting caught in the rain, you might not want to get wet!

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Her umbrella is made from white cardstock and lace which I sewed to add the ruffle. Then I sprayed it with Colour Bloom spray. The handle is a bamboo skewer split down the middle and shortened to make it fit better. Her dress is much brighter and more dramatic IRL. For some reason, it looks really washed out. The necklace is made of tiny rhinestones.

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Finally, I printed the sentiment using a font called Old Newspaper. Since the song is about a personal ad in the paper, I sponged on faded burlap distress ink on the whole piece and vintage photo lightly on the edges. It does look like old newsprint.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
Prima
Paper: journal page, printer paper, Basic grey paper pack, Georgia pacific white CS
Ink: black memento
Accessories: Prima stencils, golden paints and gel medium, big brush marker, Copic markers, Liquitex light moulding paste

6 comments:

Lisa Lara said...

AHmazing Rebecca.

Donna B. said...

Beautiful journal page! I love those raindrops. And, yes, I'm old I still listen to that song. Thanks so much for joining us this month at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Debbie said...

Beautiful journal page! Love the texture in the background and the colors! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Lynn K said...

Beautiful art journal page! I love the Prima doll stamp you used - I recently bought her as well!! Love all the texture and I especially love that you made your own stencil!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Melanie said...

How sassy!! Love that song. Thanks for playing the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge with us!

BrandyMae D said...

I love this! I could spend all day looking at your creations. That song is going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the day lol. BranSews from Swapbot