Creative Carte Blanche is having a Numbers challenge this month. I jumped at the chance to use a new stencil I have and work in my art journal. Also, my inner scientist came alive for this one! (retired science teacher...it never goes away)
I started off with several fluid acrylics creating an ombre type of effect for the background - darkest blue on the bottom to lightest blue-green at the top.
Next, to add in a fun layer, I used the bubble stencil and randomly dabbed in the Purple Rain with a sponge.
Time for this fantastic fossil stencil by Andy Skinner - used my palette knife and filled it in with Modeling Paste. While that was drying, I searched my stash for numbers, and used my Paper Artsy stamps to add the word extinction, because Ammonites went extinct 66 million years ago. I used a stencil for the "mya", then went around the words with a white pen, not too worried about it leaving partial lines.
I put the stencil back in place on the dry modeling paste, and dabbed in layers of color - black, brown, and golds.
Then I decided to get out my graphite pencil and go around the fossil, then go over that with a water brush.
Isn't it funny how our minds work sometimes? I was driving to my water yoga class last night thinking about this project, and into my head popped the thought about the extinction of humans. Not soon, I hope!!
Here is the full journal page, inspired by Creative Carte Blanche's challenge about Numbers, Numbers, Numbers.
I must say, I really enjoyed melding my art and science sides together to create this! I hope you have enjoyed it too, and thanks for stopping by!
I would also like to enter this into the A Vintage Journey "All Aboard" challenge, celebrating their third birthday!
Fluid Acrylics: Prussian Blue Hue, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Blue Green Light, Burnt Umber, Quinacridone Gold, Metallic Gold
Americana Acrylics: Purple Rain, Lamp Black
Mediums: Modeling Paste
Stencils: Fossil, Typeface, Bubbles
Paper Artsy EEA05 stamp set
Ranger Archival Jet Black ink
Dylusions art journal