Life Began In a Garden- entry by Gabby

by Gabby
(West Midlands)

Life began in A garden Art Journal

Life began in A garden Art Journal

Art Journal Round Robin Life Began In a Garden- entry by Gabby


Sharons Heavenly Journal is an absolute delight , and a wonderful artwork. To be the first to put paint to paper s, so to speak, in this gorgeous book was a huge responsibility and rather daunting. Encouraged by her lovely welcome page, which urges contributers not to worry and just get stuck in, I felt brave and did just that.
I began by painting a sky blue background with hints of pink.

I stamped the title ' Life Began in a Garden' in distress ink. I cut roses from decoupage sheets and definitions for 'rose', 'garden' and 'heavenly' from an inexpensive dictionary and adhered with matte gel medium.
I knocked back the shine and colour with a layer of gesso, wiped back where I wanted more colour to show through. I kept a space to the right quite free. I made a transparency from a photocopy and acrylic gloss medium/varnish. The image was taken from a Christmas card of the statue of Virgin and Child on the outside of Lichfield cathedral. I adhered the transparency with Matte medium underneath and a coat of gloss medium/ varnish over the top covering the entire piece. I used pan pastels to add further colour and definition to the piece adding a haze of yellow around the transparency. I outlined the stamped wording in black and copied a verse from a book I have about roses around the transparency.

Finally I stamped a variety of leaves here and there, sealed the piece with a spray and signed my 'paining name' - Gigi.
I really like the transparency and will play with these much more often in future.

Art Journal Round Robin Life Began In a Garden- entry by Gabby

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Aug 28, 2010
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love it!
by: Monika Schmid

Gabby, I love what you have done and the quote is great too! The soft tones look soothing and relaxing. Well done!:-)
xoxo

Aug 03, 2010
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Heavenly Gardens
by: Helen

Gabby your entry in Sharons Journal was absolutely lovely. I love the fact that you used so many different types of media in creating it. The end result was stunning.

Aug 03, 2010
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Wow
by: Sharon

Hi Gabby, I just love what you've created in my book, it is amazing. Thank you so much for your time, skill, creativity and generousity of spirit. I can't wait to leave this page and go back to staring at your artwork, I have to wait so long to see it in the 'flesh'. I love roses and definitions and statues, just a perfect entry. And thank you for the step by step account of your artwork, that is always good to know :)

Aug 02, 2010
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Beautiful
by: Louise

Gabby your entry is so beautiful, you have done a wonderful job on the transfer and the whole page looks so soft and pretty and just gorgeous- wow!

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