Thursday, January 31, 2019

Color Layering Koi Art Journal/Calendar page on a2z


I think the best way to finishing off the month is to prepare for the next one.  :)  Yes I am sharing my February's Art Journal/Calendar pages on a2z Scrapbooking Supplies.

I used the Hero Arts Color Layering Koi for my pages and my reason is this.  Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year) falls on the 5th of February this year and Fish is a symbol we often used in Chinese New Year decoration.  Because the word Fish in Chinese sounds the same as the word Surplus or Excess, we often wish other 'having surplus every year'.  And we always serve a fish dish in the Chinese New Year dinner.

Alright story aside, here's my project.

I cut myself a wavy mask/stencil and applied Tumbled Glass ink using inking tool for the 'water'.  Then I stamped the Koi, the waterlilies around the lined area in various inks including some Glimmer Metallic Gold ink (on the red fish).


Hero Arts Ombre Ink Pad (Butter Bar to Orange, Pink to Red)
Hero Arts Shadow Ink Pad (Ultra Pink, Soft Granite)
Memories Dye Ink (Soft Grey)
Ranger Distress Ink Pad (Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive)
Memento Dye Ink Pad (Tuxedo Black)

Thanks for visiting.  I wish you a lovely day.


desperatehousewifecraft said...

That is so gorgeous Cindy, I really love how you decorated the page. You just want to dive in with your planning! Hugs, Gwendolyn

Arlene said...

I had to find out about the fish. Marvelous koi decorating your journal.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love how you did the swirly water for your koi, Cindy! Beautiful journal!!

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Misty Elam said...

This is beautiful. It's so peaceful looking. I love the water ripples too. Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I hope you'll join us again soon.