Friday, March 31, 2023

Smooth Jazz page

 Happy FriYay, I hope all is well with you.
It's March 31st, can you believe? I really can't!

Here's the right hand side of the spread that I shared the left hand side of yesterday. 

The page was already painted with blue acrylic paint. I traced a Visible Image stencil "Sax It Up" onto the page with a black Posca pen.

Then I made big red circles with some Barn Door DOX and a round foam blending tool to get the circle shape. I heat-dried them and then went back over with some red acrylic and a brush. I used inks, paints and paint pens to make marks and dots. I used gold ink to paint the sax, silver ink to paint the bubble sound and the red paint to paint his hat and the frame. I used several of the Poscas to dot everything like confetti. Finally, I used a white Posca to journal.

Here is how the whole spread looks now. In 2012, I discovered my cable TV had music channels, and I began listening to the Smooth Jazz channel on it. Well, I was hooked and pretty much quit listening to anything else regularly. I still do this today. It really helped me quit watching so much TV. I find it soothing and upbeat at the same time, and no commercials which is awesome. How Sweet It Is!
Thanks for visiting and have a great last day of March!



Valerie-Jael said...

Oooh, Aimeslee, this is gorgeous. I love soft Jazz, and Alexa plays nice music for me! I love that stencil, too, it's fantastic . Thanks for another wonderful entry to my anything goes challenge at AJJ. Happy weekend, hugs, Valerie

Ines said...

Super:)Thanks for playing with us at Let's Craft and Create :)Ines DT

Diane said...

Wow, so creative and fun and what fabulous colors too, awesome stencil!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Stencil Fun!
Diane SF Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
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Elkes Lebensglück said...

This is so beautiful journal page! What an imaginative idea with the jazz player and the background!
i love your style!
Happy weekend, hug Elke

Diane said...

Me again, thanks for sharing your awesome page with us at The Sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT
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{Stencil Fun}

Donna Walls said...

I often forget about those music channels on cable and I also forget how much I like music. I've been hooked on Podcasts on Spotify lately and listen to random playlists on there sometimes. Your journal spread is creative, fun and colorful. Thanks for playing along at the Paper Funday Challenge.
Donna xx
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craftytrog said...

Wow! Fabulous page Aimeslee.
Have a great weekend

ahlers5 said...

This page and the next are absolutely stunning! Wow,wow, wow! I absolutely love the saxophone page. How do you get all your ideas? Filling the musician in with all those dots is just spectacular!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an amazing change in your listening habits. I love that smooth jazz image and how you added the circles, too. Lots of dots completed that amazing entry. That sax really takes center stage. This is a superb entry for Valerie's theme at Art Journal Journey. Thank you for all the beautiful entries you have shared with us this month, Aimeslee.

Creaine said...

So glad you’ve joined our challenge at Mixed Media Lovers! Hope to see you again next time.
Blogowner: Ine

Helen said...

Super cool! LOVE that jazzy stencil! And love the bright fun colours as well! Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! ((HUGS)) Helen

Lia said...

What a gorgeous fun card with all those dots all over!

Michelle Peckham said...

Great use of colors! Thanks for playing along in the Stay Crafty Challenge with A Blog Named Hero.

Kailash said...

Fun and fabulous. Thank you so much for playing in the Stay Crafty With A Blog Named Hero challenge!

Chana Malkah said...

Perfect "jazz" page! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place to Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Bonnie Lynn said...

So cool Aimeslee!!! I love that you used the same DP for the page and the jazz player. Have a great week my friend.

My name is Erika. said...

I'm late stopping by for AJJ as this didn't show up in time on my page for me, but I am glad I found it over at TIOT. I like this page a lot. I like how you made the man all spotty to match the background, and the sax sure stands out. It works great with the left side of your spread. I like it. Belated thanks for joining us at AJJ and also big thanks for also joining us as TIOT. Happy April too. hugs-Erika

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

Such a splendid journal page. Loving all the dots and spots! Delighted to see you join us again at Krafty Chicks Challenge for Anything Goes week.
Diane - DT

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love smooth jazz too! I love the way you used the stencil. Thanks so much for this fabulous entry at both Try It On Tuesday and Art Journal Journey. Hugs , Chrisx