Monday, 7 November 2011

Colour mixed with black and white

Hi everybody, hope you have all had a good weekend. was at my friend's for 2 days, and we spent our time playing cards, eating and drinking coffee.....So, when I got home today I was really keen on getting going with paint and paper again! I made some more pages in my journal. I painted the background with gesso, to see if the colour doesn't sap through so much this time, and then slapped on some blue, white, yellow and ochre, using a wide brush and a plastic spatula. As usual, I had squeezed too much paint out, so I also painted 2 pages in my giant journal to use it all up.

When the pages were dry I did some background stamping, using random stamps that were flying about, and then I added 2 black and white pictures. The left one shows POWs from WWII, the second one three of my older siblings, taken at a wartime rally *Wings for Victory* in Trafalgar Square. I added a bit of journalling, and it was done. I rather like the mix of colours and black and white, and will be doing something similar in my big journal for tomorrow. I am linking once again to AEDM at *Creative Every Day*




Okay, that was it. I have my appt at the doc's today, so I'd better get ready for it.
Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks for visiting!

25 comments:

  1. Your journal is very poignant Vallerie. Interesting and well done. Hope you have a good day. hugs, Donna

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  2. Lovely work, Val, the colours are so vibrant and make a great contrast to the austere theme and pictures. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Lovely pages Valerie, the B&W photos do look great against the painted background. Hope all goes well today. Take care, Suze xx

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  4. I love your pages Valerie - the colours are wonderful. Good luck at the Doctors.
    xxx Hazel.

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  5. Colorful and fun pages, Valerie. :) Have a great day!

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  6. Very poignant, were these POW's held in the UK? Did you get to know them?

    Hope the doctors goes well XOXO Zoe

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  7. The colours are gorgeous, Valerie! The black and white photos show very nice with the background.

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  8. Hi Valerie :)
    love the black and white photos against colour! hope you have a great day!
    xoxo

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  9. The photos look wonderful against the splashes of colour Valerie.
    Pleased you had a good weekend.
    Hugs xx

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  10. Pages full of colour and so much going on...really good. I like black and white photos best of all....and, they look nice against the colourful backdrop.
    Gwen xx

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  11. These are all wonderful! I hope you appointment goes or went well!

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  12. Lovely work as always! Hugs, Barb

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  13. Hi Valerie
    Sorry I've not been about much and missed out on seeing your art.
    The B&W is such a great idea against the vibrant, contemporary background. Very brave and you pulled it off.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  14. Smashing colourful pages. Good luck with the doctor. x

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  15. Love the vibrant colours with the mono tone photos.
    Yvonne x

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  16. I'm so in love with your journal pages :)

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  17. The colors are striking! The black adds details without competing with the colors.

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  18. beautiful pages, love the background colour against the black and white photos!

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  19. Very nice - great use of color as a background for the black/white.

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  20. I love all the bright and beautiful colors in these pages, they photos work perfectly too!

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  21. Hi Valerie. I really like the b/w with the color. Really works good together. Hope all is okay with you, take care and thank you Valerie for stopping by my blog. I always enjoy your very nice comments.:)

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  22. This is a great page... I love the contrast of the black and white and colour... really makes it effective xx

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  23. More awesome pages...love the contrast of the black and white on the pops of color!

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  24. Love the colours on the background contrasting with black and white photos. x

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  25. more fab pages.... really you are just so creative :)

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