Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Prism Power

Happy Tuesday once again. It's my second post today because I've finally gotten some pain relief in my shoulder and hand along with enough focus to complete an art journal page I'd begun earlier in the month.
Gesso, White acrylic paint, Inktense pencils/bars
Black Sakura Gelly Glaze pen,  Black Posca paint pen
Wordsworth black letter stickers
Spellbinders Crosses 1 die, Gold mirror card
Tiny rhinestones
Photo of the Naive of my childhood Episcopal church
Page was gesso'd and a base layer of acrylic paint added. Stained glass design was sketched out in pencil, then traced over with black glaze pen. Inktense pencil was scribbled in each square and top/bottom, then water-activated with a damp brush. Stickers, crosses, rhinestones and photo were adhered. Descriptive words at bottom were hand written. 
The church windows were among my most cherished memories of my church that my family were members of. I spent a lot of time gazing at them during services: how the light filtered through them, the prisms of color, how they colored the carpet and pews with their intense hues. I believe they very much influenced my love of color. So I wanted to record how much they mean to me.
Some close-up shots...
And final view. I'm so happy that I got this important memory of my childhood and life documented. I've been wanting to for awhile.
Thanks for the visit. Have a great evening, XXO.

I did it with watercolor paint


Creaine said...

So glad you’ve joined our challenge at Mixed Media Lovers! I just love what you’ve made. Hope to see you again next time.
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My name is Erika. said...

I'm glad to hear your shoulder pain has subsided Aimeslee. and I am also glad you made a page for AJJ this month. This one is quite stunning, and I really like your background. It looks amazing, and fits your photo so well. I remember looking through the stained glass windows of my childhood church too. Of course I should have been listening to the preacher I guess-smile. Thanks so much for joining us at AJJ for Chris' challenge. I hope you have a great last day of August. hugs-Erika

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

You poor dear. I hope your shoulder isn't a lasting pain and am glad you got some relief. Your brightly coloured page really brings the eye onto the photo. Nice memories for you. Bethie

pearshapedcrafting said...

I'm pleased you're feeling better! Seeing stained glass windows is always a thrill for me-our church has clear windows. I love how you created the stained glass background for your photo. Thanks so much for this lovely page for my AJJ theme. Hugs, Chrisx

Bonnie Lynn said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! Look at all of that stained glass you did. Gorgeous art journal page and I'm in love with your stained glass effect. Hoping you're having a pain free day my friend.

Nelly said...

Wat een leuke patchwork creatie heb je gemaakt. Bedankt voor je deelname aan de challenge bij 4 Season Challenge Blog.

Groetjes Nelly (DT 4-SCB)

Colien said...

What a fun and colourful patchwork!
Thanks for joining our challenge on the 4 Season blog!
grtz Colien

craftytrog said...

A beautiful page, and I'm so pleased you have got some relief for your pain Aimeslee.

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Lovely card. Thanks for entering you card at Girlz Creative Crafts
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