Monday, July 13, 2015

Textures Are Key by Silvia Santoyo

Hi everybody! Silvia Santoyo here from Madrid (Spain). I'm so so excited to be a part of this team and finally post. I'm so thankfull to Limor for this opportunity. Thank You, and thank you all for visiting this great blog!

July is my month. A month full of colour, happiness and light! So let's start!


In my first post, I would like to keep my attention to texture. I love to experiment with different materials, and try different ways to combine them to achieve surprising results. In my opinion, textures are key in my art jounals!





I started with a background of painter's tape (or masking tape), gesso and Gelatos®. I also adhered pieces of plastic net that I found in the DIY section in the supermarket.


Next, I used water to active the Gelatos® and small spurts of Lindy's Stamp Gang. These liquids help  to move the color all over the background.


Once the background was dried, I added wide washi tape in a few areas.


Then add a layer of acrylic paint and modeling paste with other mask. For contrast, I added a little stamping with black ink. 


I decided to add my photo by cutting it into pieces.  This is an artistic way of expressing the sad feeling kind of like the old saying "broken into pieces" of course not literally ;).



To add more color I used my Gelatos® over a few areas. I also added stickles over the word Pretty to give it more weight.



Then I outlined some of the elements with a pencil.   This helps to bring out the details and offers a nice shadow or border to the things that I want to bring forward in my composition.


Here are some detailed photos to show you how the pencil outlined around the text helps to give it depth.







See the wonderful texture  with the modeling paste and netting? Even the waxy feeling of the Gelatos® gives texture to the page.






I invite you to visit my blog www.silviasantoyo.com,  and in my next post, I promise a video!


Greetings!


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16 comments:

  1. Me encanta!! La combinación rosa amarillo súper chula y veraniega felicidades!!

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  2. Fantastic Journal page, love that you cut the photo, and the texture is perfect!

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  3. Me encantan los colores y las texturas. Bravo!!!!

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    1. Gracias wapa! Sobre todo me gusta la textura...

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  4. Wow!!! Mi enhorabuena!!! Me encanta ver cómo con tan pocos materiales, haces cosas tan chulas como esta!

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    1. Qué ilusión leerte aquí!!! Wapa!

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    1. Thank U! I love layers and texture!

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  6. Es una página estupenda!! Me gustan mucho esos colores, y la textura magnífica, lindo trabajo! Abrazotes van.

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    1. Gracias por comentar! Me alegro un montón de que te guste

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  7. Wonderfullllll what a great texture.... y como siempre el colorido !!!! genial gracias por publicar y compartirlo. Besos Gemma

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  8. Hola! me encantaron las texturas! para cuándo el video?

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  9. Hola! me encantó la textura! para cuándo el video?

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