Tuesday, 17 September 2019

It's Hot, Hot, Hot... Guest Design spot at Try it on Tuesday.

Hello Creative Friends, 

It's lovely to be back as Guest Designer over at 
Try it on Tuesday. Honoured again to be invited 
let me share a piece I created for this fortnights 
theme HOT, HOT, HOT...!!

Whilst thinking of idea's I came across a superb stamp and a 
piece of calico i'd pasted this magnificent Tiger napkin to. 
With the intention of creating a cushion, time was sadly 
not on my side so it led me to my back up plan...

Masking the edges of an A3 journal page I scraped on fibre paste and 
gesso using the pot as a template to create a sun within this scene.

Acrylic inks of reds and yellows are dripped and sprayed with 
water then left to find their own way across the textured page. 
Love how the gesso acts as a resist leaving areas of white space.

With the fabric stamped image cut out and glued along the horizon
I added warmth to the sun using orange to compliment that red sky. 

Separating and gluing more Tiger napkins to card I was able 
to cut out sections for layering to help create dimension. 

A Tiger's markings have always fascinated me with it's unmistakable 
stripes and those white spots at the back of it's ears... remarkable.

Pasting a base layer of napkin onto the journal scene tall grasses 
are painted in before layering up those magnificent markings. .

Carefully removing the masking tape when 
finished leaves a clean crisp border edge

with some hand made washi tape to use at a later date.

Stippling in an extra cloud everything flows so much better in three's... 
My Hot, Hot, HOT.. journal page is complete...

With climate change and deforestation this piece could almost 
conceal a message as those animals all shelter under the same tree.. 

With thanks to all over @ TioT 
I know they would love you to join them 
and share your Hot, Hot, Hot creations...

Sending creative Hugs 
& wishes your way 

Tracey xx


Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a stunning make! I enjoyed finding out how you created it, the stamp and tiger image are amazing 😁. As is your painting, I love how you used the Calico and white gesso resist - beautiful! The way you layered up the napkin pieces for your 3D tiger is just perfect too 😀. Thanks so much for the inspiration and for joining us as Guest Designer at Try it on Tuesday! Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x

My name is Erika. said...

Congrats on being a guest designer Tracey. And this is a super piece. I love it. That tiger is amazing! He sure adds a lot of wow to your page. Thanks for joining us with this amazing page! Hugs-Erika

Rosie said...

So glad to have you here at TIOT as gues designer.
your page is absolutely breathtaking, love it

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE the way you created perspective here, Tracey, with the stunning tiger face and the beautiful African's absolutely stunning! AND you did manage (unlike me) to get the streaks in the hot sky. I can almost feel the heat coming off the ground on this. That fibre paste looks intriguing...I can feel a spend coming on ;-) It really is gorgeous.
Thank you so much for your inspiration. You demonstrate a whole new level of preparation and piecing everything together as a whole.
Cath x

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic and very artistic page, love the colours, really hot. Wonderful piece! Hugs, Valerie

Meggymay said...

A fabulous page Tracey, its good to have you as our guest designer again at TioT'a.
You can imagine the heat and the scene
It is an awesome tiger image you used and I really liked reading about how you create this.
The animals sheltering and the reference to climate is one that we should all embrace as our world changes.
Yvonne xx

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh my word this is beautiful! Great creative work Tracey! Thanks for sharing your techniques~ Hugs to you, karen o

Dorthe said...

Dear Tracey , it is so gorgeous! Wonderful effect with the eyes of the tiger, looking almost real, and ready to jump, and the group of animals under the tree , finding shelter together ,no matter the kind of differences they have , surely gives thoughts to dwelve with !! I also love the grasses you created so beautiful. Big hugs to you and xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

It's great to have you as GD again Tracey! What a fabulous scene you have created - I love your reference to climate change! Your sunset and the way you created it is amazing! Hugs, Chrisx

Joan said...

Fabulous work Tracey, love that beautiful tiger. Lovely to have you back as GD again


Mrs.B said...

A stunning page Tracey, the background textures look fabulous - wondered how you'd achieved this, thanks for sharing, and I love the depth you created with the layering of the tiger napkin. This scene just radiates heat.
It's lovely to have you join us as our Guest Designer again. Hugs, Avril xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on being chosen as this fortnight's guest designer, dear Tracey. Your art always inspires me and it's always hot, although possibly NOT in the way it is in this post. I always love your step-out photos, too. This is a great journal page to inspire us all. It's also a good earth friendly message, too.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Tracey, loving your tiger. Great way to create depth to the page and loving your thoughts too. Sending you big crafty hugs, Angela xXx

froebelsternchen said...

Tracey this is absolutely AMAZING! WOW WOW WOW WOW ! We are so proud to have you as a guest at TioT! You know how much I appreciate your amazing art and that you show steps and how to do tutorials here at your blog!
Wonderful inspirations always and this masterpiece is no exception!
Happy TioT!
Big hugs, and lots of love from

Karen said...

Jaw droppingly beautiful! Love, love, love this! Clever lady you are xx

crafty-stamper said...

WOW absolutely stunning journal page fabulous background and that tigers head??? amazing deserves to be framed!!!
Carol x

butterfly said...

What a stunning skyscape - beautiful silhouettes in the background and a great napkin tiger gazing out from the corner. I love your future washi tape too - look forward to seeing that in action some time. Congrats on a great guest spot for TioT.
Alison x

Mac Mable said...

Hot, hot, hot and stunningly beautiful. I so enjoyed reading the process. Such striking colours, love the techniques and the tiger is amazing....As is that glorious background x. A real Wow project x.

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on guesting too x

Beth Niquette said...

Sweet Friend--your comment about my artwork brought tears...thank you for your encouragement--and you, yourself such a wonderful artist. I LOVE what you do. And I am honored by your comments. Your talent is amazing to me. Thank you for sharing your beautiful art.

Marjut said...

Wow, Fantastic page!

Redanne said...

Tracey, firstly, my apologies for my late visit, we have been away for a few days and I am struggling to catch up.

Your tiger creation is absolutely stunning, such a beautiful face. The background sky is definitely hot, hot, hot, the colours are gorgeous and I love how the animals are silhouetted against it. A really stunning creation! Hugs, Anne xxx

Sue said...

Wow Tracey this is amazing! The tiger is stunning and I love the background that you've had created for him, definitely hot, hot, hot! I'm sorry too for my late visit but we've been away too, so Sunday is catch up day. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

Caty said...

OOhhh I loove your incredible Art journal page Tracey !! It´ s Amazing, and really Gorgeous scene with lovely colours. Congrats for beeing the Host this fortnight at Try it on Tuesday.
I wish you a very nice new week, big hugs,