Create In Color with Tamiko

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Happy Sunday and Season's Greetings!  Tamiko here  and I am playing in my Rummage and Ransack Mixed Media Kit!  I am truly enjoying it! I have been taking  it with me whenever I go out and may wind out sitting a spell.  Let me remind you what our lovely kit looks like.. Shall I?  :)

Get your Rummage and Ransack kit for yourself or for that special someone who needs a little art in their life! ::I like when Sandee says that:: 

Ok.. My mission for today's featured page was-
Scavenge item 30: Four Squares
Alteration 59: Add music
Alteration 58: Color outside the lines

(yeahhh!!)  I knew when I sat down i would need to use my paints.  I felt the need to be bright and colorful and use black and white as my accent colors.  This is what i came up with..

  
I covered my page in gesso, force of habit.  I like my paint to move, not soak into my paper.  Plus my sheets are thin, so it adds a little support to the page.  I then cut four squares out of music papers, killing 2 birds with one stone! Booyah!  You can see the bars and notes through the paint, I didn't gesso those areas.. Then I took my water soluble pencil and drew squares again around the boxes.. and proceeded to color *OUTSIDE the lines* with the contrasting colors., Then I took a bit of gesso on my finger and added it to the squares.. and brought those outside colors.. back INSIDE the boxes.  Under normal circumstances those colors would and could have created brown in some parts, if I wanted it to.  Since I didn't want it to happen, that explains why I added gesso and painted over the gessoed areas.  I then I got out my stencil.. I decided I wanted windows.. On my squares, which now looked like skyscrapers to me. I stenciled over areas with various colors including the black for shadowing purposes.  I then took my Sakura Koi waterbrush and intensified the darkness on my black pencil markings by applying the wet brush to it! Then I used my Unibal Signo white gel pen to add accents on windows, doodled some wording (which reads, create in color <3) and some highlights (over my large lettering)  I wrote Create In Color in Black with my Sakura Identi-Pen from the kit!

Here are a few more close up pics... 

  

Hope you enjoyed my pages.  Have a great week and remember you still have time to order this kit.. and other fabulous kits from Barb at Frosted Designs to get it just in time for Christmas!!  Don't forget you get FREE SHIPPING (within continental USA) on purchases over $50 or more!


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15 Responses to “Create In Color with Tamiko”

Sandy said...

Oh how bright and funky this is. I think its a bright wondrous use of colour.. Well done Tamiko on a remarkable page in your journal and how fabulous that you are taking it around with you.. Will be looking forward to a flip when you have it all fill and oozing with goodness..
Sandy :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!

Melissa said...

What a great creation! It makes me want to work more in my kit!! And gesso ... Love your interpreation of the alterations!

Donna Lueders said...

Love the colors on this, wow. They are so bright! Great job on this.

Sandee Setliff said...

We all do need a little art in our life and this is the perfect kit to do it! I love your interpretations and the wording around the edges, very creative and well done my friend!

Marion Armitage said...

Love the color and the blend of colors is just fun. great page in every way.

MichelleMc said...

This is fabulous! Love all the colors with the black accents!

Tommy Jo Vilello Anderson said...

I think its cool that you saw buildings in your squares and developed the page from that. It reminds me of the colors of grafitti on Venice BeCh mixed with a city scape at night time. I really love your black and white border that draws your eye to the center again. Fabulous use of color and contrast and I love the idea of the prompts as inspiration. AWESOME page!

Sharon Estes said...

I love the colors and the great design used in your page. 303

Miriam Hughes said...

I love this!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Fantastic and totally fab Tamiko! Love the colors and design. WTG!!!!

Libby Robertson said...

I love the colors too and the b/w border makes everything pop! I am so inspired by every ones use of bright colors. Especially great for strange foggy Sundays like we are having out here in the burbs! Yuck

billy said...

Love it all but especially the way the yellow lights up things. I am so wanting to do something. :)

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

WOW! Another awesome page! Love it!

Mary Kay Lyons-McDonnell said...

Awesome work, I love that it is so bright. You are a shinning star in my book!! Happy Holidays.