Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Transportation Destination at Artistic Outpost!

It is a "Transportation" blog hop at Artistic Outpost and all of the DT has some amazing art to share and here they are! Tracy, Terry (Me), Lisa, Shari, Gerrie, Kate. If you missed the AO new release, you have to check it out right HERE and I will be sharing more of that during the next few weeks.
I do not journal, so this is a first and I decided to go with "Planes, Trains, Automobiles and Bicycles" for my journal cover and just maybe I will do something inside! Now I am open to any suggestions as this is new territory for me. Inspiration Journal's challenge is "Fresh Start" with no restrictions, so we go there.
To start, I cut a piece of Bristol to fit my cover, applied white gesso, white paint and then added Distress inks to get an idea what colors I might want to use before painting with Acrylic Paints, very light tans, browns, burnt umber and black to finish. I applied paint using a brush started with the lightest color in the center and working my way to the edges in the darkest, never cleaning my brush and working quickly. I did use a baby wipe to lift off color where I did not want it and finished by blending with a large stencil brush. Stenciled in the TCW Clock and later decided I needed a little more texture so added more stenciling. As you can see I was playing with my layout, before painting. Highlighted the raised stenciled areas using Treasure Gold, White Fire and Indigo and to finish I flicked on some of the paint.
Going in line with the movie, but with a bicycle twist, the plane from Industrial Backgrounds was stamped in Black Archival, inked over in Antique Linen, shaded with Vintage Photo and of course fussy cut.
The SteamPunk Train and ticket stamped on a die cut ticket was also inked as above. The green and blue on the arrow is not quite that bright. For some reason the camera just decided to be generous with color. Oh I did get a new camera, so having a little fun there!

I added bits of Route 66 map, which was stamped on tissue paper and decided I would go with the Automobile from Gatsby. The Bicyclists from Hat's Off were stamped directly on the painted background using Black Archival and heat set.
All the metal bits were gessoed, and then painted with the mix on my craft sheet and the I gave them a spray with Dylusions Cut Grass and London Bus, dabbed off a little and then highlighted with Treasure Gold and now I have a journal to keep my journey in check.

Thank you for visiting me today and have a wonderful day!

26 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Looks great! Hugs, Valerie

Jerrie said...

What a great transportation ournal you have created. Love the bintage look and the train.

Sophie said...

Wow! Terry, das sieht gro├čartig aus.
Ein richtiges Kunstwerk, wo es sehr viel zu entdecken gibt.

Herzlichst Sophie

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Terry, what a wonderful make! Your journal cover looks amazing and I love how you incorporated those different transportation stamps! I really hope you will do something inside, the great thing about journaling is that you can just play, there are no rules, it's the perfect place just to experiment....

Sharon said...

Oh wow Terry this is stunning!!!

Karin said...

gorgeous journal cover!
Have fun creating in your journal!
Groetjes karin

Sandra said...

This is so pretty, Terry! love the cover! I'm betting that this will be your first vacation journal. Hugs, Sandra

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is just fantastic, Terry. I'm very inspired the way you have built up the layers of the background. LOVE the compass on the front of the train - very clever. Nice to see so many AO stamps used on your cover too.

Hugs,
Linda

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great transport page Terry!
Lovely vintage stamps and great colours...
greetings, Alie :-)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Just amazing Terry! I can't believe this is your first journal page, how amazing! Wonderful stamps, and I am loving the theme here! My favourite bit is the compass on the front of the train! Love it! hugs :)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Talk about amazing fun, this is it!! I LOVE your journal and all it's elements GF! Very inspiring! hugz

Shari Trumbull said...

Terry--I love your journal cover!! It's amazing!! I don't art journal either and I'm starting my first, too!! HA--great minds think alike, right?! :) I totally got your movie theme of 'Trains, Planes & Automobiles'...you've got the extra of bicycling in there, too! This is wonderful and I hope we get to see what you create inside throughout the year :) XOXO-Shari

Shirley Chillman said...

Gorgeous journal cover TT, all those different modes of transport dotted together look so cool. Love it x x

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Meggymay said...

Fantastic cover for you journal Terry. Look forward to seeing the inside pages. Journals are great for just, 'going with the flow'.
Yvonne xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, I'm missing words, that rocks.

Redanne said...

Wow, wow and thrice wow! This journal cover is utterly fantastic! I love how you added things to the train, to the arrow... it is so beautiful you will have to use the journal now - as one non-journaller to another! Love this.

Thanks so much for joining in with us at Inspiration Journal. Hugs, Anne xx

TLady said...

WOW!! This being your first journal...it DOESN'T look like it!!!! THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!! You COULD use this journal for any travels you do..., or someone else! It would be a GORGEOUS GIFT to a friend!!! (Do you have any friends that do a lot of traveling?) SERIOUSLY, IT IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! QUITE STUNNING!!!

Linda R said...

Amazing my friend! I do love your style!

Hugs~

Linda R said...



butterfly said...

Well, I think your cover is the perfect place to start your journey! Wonderful altered metallic elements - the colours look so cool against the kraft. As Astrid says, there are no rules - you get to do what you want to do! I don't really understand why I find it more freeing than a tag or other substrate, but I've definitely become addicted recently!
Alison xx

Sandee Shanabrough said...

This is so cool! I love all the details and fun elements you added!

Anita Houston said...

Way cool cover! LOVE all of these AO images, and the texture you created is awesome!

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous cover Terry, love the collection of transportation images and textured background.
Avril xx

Buttons said...

LOVE the stamping and those clever altered metal embellishments Terry! Jenny x

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous mixed media journal page, Terry! So many wonderful textures!

Beth said...

GF that is one fabulous journal what beautiful detailing you have put into this project.....loving it.
hugs

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