Hello there! I’m back again with another page from one of my art journals. This one is from my “Life Is...” journal and it is a mixed media collage.
The theme of this page is LIFE IS A GAME...PLAY IT so I chose ephemera that reminded me of games. Some were loose pieces and others were actually pilfered from the game itself. There are bingo pieces, a couple of losing lottery tickets, a few score sheets, some puzzle pieces, tiny greeting cards and raffle tickets. There are even some small thin plastic poker chips. I chose to leave areas blank, as well.
After laying down a layer of collage items I put a light coat of over everything.
I chose to use yellow acrylic paint as the background color because it is found in a lot of games; there is always a yellow token. It’s bright and would still let the background show. Then I went around the border of the page with a black Faber- . I like the dark border but it was too stark against the yellow so I went in and added a middle red border with another . Game-related stamped images were added in the areas that were left blank originally. There is a chess piece, Ouija board, checkerboard & the four suits in a deck of cards.
I printed the words on red paper and cut them out and adhered them with matte gel medium. When they were dry, I used a paint marker to outline each one. I also outlined the poker chips. A little rub-n-buff paint was added to the taller game pieces for highlights.
The page has a lot of texture because the game pieces were all various heights and the black border gives it nice frame.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting me. As always, I welcome comments and followers! See you next time. Until then...happy crafting!