Thursday, 8 January 2015

Freedom


There are times when it can feel like everything is a little too closed in.

As if you're moving through a very narrow tunnel.

With very high walls.

It isn't always comfortable.

But what can seem restrictive for a season can often lead to greater freedom in the long run.


I did my journalling on the back of this little tag.


The thoughts for this page came when I started putting the long triangles between the pieces of washi tape. As they started to emerge, I started to fan them out, and it felt like freedom.


The outlining on these circles and the stripes around the edge are done with some really creamy pencils from Derwent. I love the way the layers show through here - stencilled chevrons in gesso and spray ink, acrylic smeared over the top with a baby-wipe. The circles look as if they are stuck on over the top, but they are actually the holes in the paper left when I punched out the circles on the other side of the page.


7 comments:

  1. I think this turned out really interesting! I love the characters in the circles, the colors and really all the layers that peek through. Did you do any printing? Are the dashes and dots on the right side a stamp? This really comes together in a great way and I'm quite fond of the message too!

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  2. Fantastic spread Tracy, loved all the layers, the colours and again your message is so true! Fabulous work!

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  3. Tracy, this is truly stunning. Love the colours and the effect of movement. Yes, so often we look back and see that what felt like a difficult time in fact was a time where you were getting to a better place. Blessings x

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  4. Lovely spread - the colours are great, and it is really tactile!

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  5. A very expressive page for the sense of freedom! Beautiful!

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  6. Love this page Tracy. It really does tell the story of getting free of confinement in some way. You always have such interesting feeling of textures in your pieces!

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