Wednesday, August 12, 2015

POP UP Challenge #19 - Limited Color Palette

It's time for a fun Pop-Up Art Challenge for our journal, and you should have a lot of fun with this one.

Your challenge is to create a journal page using only black and white (or varient shades of these colors).

You can collage it, paint it, add lots of ephemera and bits to it, as long as you are working with black and white. Perhaps you want to create an intricate black and white mandala, or smash everything on your worktable within this limited color palette on the page.  The possibilities are endless.

Here are three examples to give you some inspiration for this challenge.

MELODY created another stunning background page for this challenge.  She actually journals in her journals and is an expert at making these gorgeous background pages for her future journaling.  She said that it took her longer to affix the image and under papers she used onto the page than it did to paint and stencil it.  Didn't it turn out fantastic?  I love how the numbers appear to reflect in the sunglasses!

SHANA sat down to watch a movie with her black pen and created this totally awesome page in her journal.  Was she having a glass of wine with her movie?  I think she was.  She said it was an "undisclosed beverage" but we know what kind of magic can happen with a glass of wine! Shana clearly made some magic with this page!

BETTY  made a double page spread in her Dylusions journal using a Julie Nutting stamp, a script background stamp and lots of black & white acrylic paint and a Sakura Gelly pen.  This world is too "black and white" sometimes. Just a tiny bit of cameo pink for some skin and some dark gray for definition on the skirt and boots is all the "color" used.

While none of us went with the big collage, we've created 3 different takes for you, and hopefully will inspire you to have some fun working with a limited color palette.

Lynn is on vacation this week with her grandson and daughter and hopefully will be joining back in the fun upon her return home.  We wish her safe travels and tons of fun while she is away!

We will look forward to seeing your journal pages over at Artful Journeys!

As always, we're keeping it artful!

~~Betty, Melody, Shana & Lynn

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