Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Indian Summer

We haven't really "Indian Summer" weather just now - more the gloomy, cold and wet weather.
So I stay much more inside - what means enough Art Journal time  ---- so it is still GOOD weather  !

A quick spread on which I used blackboard foil . The birds were drawn on the backside of the foil and cut out. I could have masked the birds and do them with black color- but the foil was the cleaner way for me to come up with birds on the spread. With a white correction pen the birds were accentuated later and outlined with a watercolor pencil in magenta. Some washi tape and some stamping were added.

I forgot to add text - but as I realized this just now as I post this I think I can afford to let it go.

Art Journal Journey


  1. What a beautiful spread, I really love the colours of the sunset and with those birds , so beautiful!! I LOVE IT!!

    Have fun!!


  2. MOIN!
    schöne Farben toll kombiniert und unverwechselbar Froebelsternchen!

  3. Beautiful pages, love the colours and the birds sailing off into the sunset. Have a nice day, hugs, Valerie

  4. Some of my favourite colours to use together and gorgeous birds in flight. Love these pages Susi the art itself speaks to me, you didn't need words xxx

  5. WOW das schaut gigantisch aus, ein wundervolles Werk in herrlichen Farben.

    Viele liebe Grüße
    von Anke

  6. Wonderful spread Susi - love your colour choices and the black birds :-)

  7. Amazing spread Susi that would brighten every day for sure. Another great quote to bear in mind every day

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. I adore your lovely birds, and the foil sounds like a really good way to go.

    It's been HOT here, but I hear thunder, so I suspect it's now raining. I am sure I got my yard work finished just in time. Sounds like your Indian Summer has been brief. Mine has been more like summer in every way. Now I expect cold and rain will help me catch up to what I need to do here, sort of like you!

  9. I love your color choices today Susi. Those birds are great and its a great age. I've seen so many birds flying south lately now that it is cold. (They say we might even see some snowflakes tomorrow night-oh no). I think your page is perfect for the season, even if the autumn colors aren't as pretty any more. Enjoy all your art time- I am jealous. Hugs-Erika

  10. Liebe Susi,
    ein tolles Bild und vielleicht erbarmt
    sich auch das Wetter, heute soll ja etwas besser
    Lg und einen kreativen Tag.

  11. Beautiful bright colors to play against your black foil birds!
    Happy Wednesday! xoxo

  12. Hier war der "goldene Herbst" den man uns versprochen hatte auch für wenige Stunden da - jetzt ist es wieder grau in grau und man möchte gar nicht raus sehen :(

    Ums schöner ist es, deine Seite anzusehen. Die Farben sind himmlisch! Interessant, dass du Tafelfolie verwendet hast, hat man soetwas einfach zu Hause rum liegen? :D

    Liebe Grüße > sara

  13. Beautiful the birds, the look, the colors! :)

  14. Hi Susi, I've never heard of blackboard foil, but it sounds fascinating. I like how you used it on you journal pages, no I don't think you need to write anything on it. Looks great just as it is.

  15. Wowww, wie immer eine wunderschöne Seite. Einfach wieder suuuper!
    LG Carola

  16. Fantastische Farben, wunderschön
    LG susa

  17. Its a gorgeous spread Susi, I liked the tip you gave for using foil and cutting it out.
    Yvonne xx

  18. Wonderful pages Susi! The colours are gorgeous and I love the way you layer your images to create texture and depth. The stamped text peeking through the background is lovely and the birds are so beautiful silhouetted against your colourful background, the foil worked really well :-). Enjoy the rest of your week! J :-)

  19. I really like the stark black bird silhouettes against the colorful background. Blessings!

  20. Beautiful birds and colors. Awesome sauce design!

  21. I love your bird silhouettes against that beautiful sunset background!

  22. Eine wunderschöne farbenfrohe Seite! Einfach wieder toll!

  23. wow,eine wunderschöne seite wieder,tolle farben auch.
    ein schönes we.

    lieben gruß jenny

  24. The black birds look great against the marvellous colourful background. I love the way you have used washi tape to make a frame, a good idea.

  25. Beautiful joyful page and colours. (love the washi tape)
    I think the birds maybe flying to a warmer place ready for the winter.
    It started off misty this morning but soon turned sunny, not hot but a nice temperature.
    Gill xx

  26. Herrlicher Hintergrund für deine schwarzen fliegenden Vögel, ich habe sofort an ziehende Schwalben gedacht.
    Alles Liebe, Rike

  27. Beautiful page and a great quote! The swallows had already flown last time we went to the caravan! Chrisx


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