Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Ellen Vargo Project


Over on the PA blog Ellen Vargo has been building up to an art journal page over the last 3 nights with her fab videos, which you can see here.


I pretty much followed what she did, using a sheet of card and a large tag, fresco paints and the stamp from EEV03.


Stamped the same image in black stazon over the scrap piece I'd used with the brayer. 


Cut them out and decided where I wanted to place them. Added a couple of strips of number text paper.


Added strips of a map to this page.


Stuck them down and added the black lines to the map strips


And the text paper. 


The next stage of the project was to WRITE some words, so I had a practise!!


So I bottled it a bit as I sketched out a square to write the words of the Picasso quote. I used the triangle way of lettering but think my pen was too thick. The white outline came out pretty good on this one though.


So I got brave and sketched out a circle, but could of done with starting the lettering a bit higher up. I used a different pen and it wasn't as black, so it doesn't look as bold as the lettering on the tag, but all was good!!

Another great fun project Ellen - thanks.

20 comments:

Helen said...

Great work Sam even if it's not a journal page!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Both these are really good Sam great colours and collage xx

Marianne said...

They look pretty awesome!!
xxx Marianne

Julie Ann Lee said...

This looks great, really effective! I think you've created such strong bold lettering: I always worry that writing my own text will not look professional enough, but yours looks fabulous on both projects. Julie Ann xxx

ellen vargo said...

Hey Sam! LOVE IT! Your lettering turned out great and that white outline really does make it *pop* ! So glad you liked the videos and decided to give it a go.

Hazel Agnew said...

Actually reading the words this time Sam. love the colours and diamond shapes, reminds me of argyle sweaters. love the torn up pieces and your lettering looks really good. Why do we beat ourselves up!! fabulous work! x

massofhair said...

Lettering looks great as do both your projects:-) xxx

Amanda said...

Both look fab to me!
Love
Amanda x

isisimaginings.com said...

It looks wonderful!

Sid said...

Really like this effect !!

chrissies said...

These are terrific and well done to you for doing the writing.

Love Chrissie x

Alison said...

They both look brilliant Sam! I only used 3 words, much less of a challenge! Lol!
Alison xxx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Wonderful the diamonds of light and dark colours, great the lettering and the quotes. xx

Trish said...

They are great Sam! I also had problem with where to start on the line and how far up - takes some thinking, and made me realise just how good Ellen is at the writing!

Darcy UK said...

lol not disappointed at all, you took the techniques and made great pieces. I would have been shocked if there was any minus-green lol

Lin said...

oh I like these Sam..great colours xx

ionabunny said...

Yeah, I had a practise first as well LOL. Great tag and card. You really made the torn paper stand out. Great lettering and colours

hazel said...

Fabulous work Sam, the colours are great and I love your lettering.
xxx Hazel.

Sandy said...

You are so much fun to follow Sam and I love those quotes -
Sandy xx

craftimamma said...

I am in awe of your lettering Sam! I can't even write normally these days as my hands seem to have a mind of their own as to which direction they want to take. You really do this style exceptionally well!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

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