Today a new challenge is starting at Art Journal Journey, and this time I am hosting. Thanks to Elizabeth and her team for the invitation! I have chosen geometric shapes as my theme, and hope to see lots of you joining in. You can use any geometric shapes in your work, and of course, you can include other things as well. I always loved geometry at school, and often used to draw and doodle shapes in my exercise book, which the teacher never really appreciated....Your work can be 'real', hybrid or digital. Here I have used the shapes in the background. I started making these pages as we had dismal, grey weather with permanent rain and floods, and needed bright colours, and you will see this colour combination in quite a lot of my pieces this month.
The background was gessoed and then textured with a crackle stamp. Then I brayered red and yellow acrylics over it. The flower-of-life mandala in the background was stenciled using distress oxide ink. The circles were 'stamped' with round sponges dipped into acrylic paint. I love the texture created by the larger sponge! The dancers and sentiment were added with a Stencil Girl stencil using Archival black. The other lines and dots were doodled. I used some washi tape and sewing as embellishments:
Today I am sharing photos of the ancient Abbey Church (12th century) at Knechtsteden, with many wonderful examples of the use of geometric shapes and forms in architecture:
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!