Art Journal Pages: Complementary Distress

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These pages were an exercise in complementary colours. Using the Distress palette, I chose a colour and then the closest colour to its inverse – a different way to find a complementary colour than using a colour wheel. Above, Stormy Sky meets Gathered Twigs, whilst below, Crushed Olive zings against Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord. Oh yes, one more thing – buckled pages do not make an easy surface to be stamping paint onto…

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Used in these pages:

  • Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Paints (as named)
  • DecoArt Media Gesso: White
  • Hero Arts ‘Old Writing Flower Collage’ [S5105]
  • Magenta ‘Textured Diamond Border’ [32.201.G]
  • Stampdenous/Nathalie Kalbach ‘Kaffee Klatsch’ [NKCRS05]
  • Artemio ‘Volute’ [10001176]
  • Darkroom Door ‘Scratched Alphabet’ [DDRS127]
  • Hero Arts ‘Stylish Letter Uppercase’ [LP297]
  • Posca Pens [PC-1M]
  • Uniball Signo Broad white gel pen
  • Inksesstials Opaque white gel pen


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