I started out today watching Carolyn Dube's video and was inspired to have a little fun play. First I printed a face image from Tangie Baxter's 6 month loyalty bonus from the Art Journal Emporium subscription on to a book page. I painted the girl with Portfolio Pastels and water brushes. I touched up some of the lines with my brush pen and wrote over the word courage with the pen. My background is spray inks, these were too bright so I covered with a light coat of gesso. I glued the painted girl onto my journal page and did the arc shapes overlapping the book page by using acrylic paint on a cake tray and pressing it onto the page like a stamp. I finished the page with drywall tape liner used as a stencil with distressed ink.
This page blends with the previous page in that the background is the same pink acrylic paint. The full page image of a watch caught my attention while I was looking of images for the previous page. I did a torn edge on the page and glued it onto my page. Next I stenciled with the same stencil that I used for the sanding on the previous page using white acrylic paint. The ladies were stamped on pattern tissue, torn out and glued on the page. The right words finally came to me as I was finishing and I use computer generated text glued down and added a couple of pieces of pink washi tape continuing across to the facing page.
For this page I started with images from a magazine and used a Mary Beth Shaw Stencil Girl technique of placing the magazine paper over a stencil and sanding to create a pattern. The page is painted with pink and spring green acrylic and then stenciled with white acrylic. The magazine images was glued on the page and then the photo was also glued down and computer generated text was added. I finished up by adding a couple of pieces of washi tape to the juice photo.
A few days ago I finally watched a video my friend posted a link to on facebook and then did my own very different version. I even took photos along the way so you can see the stages of my page. Here is the original video.
Playing with my bird ideas again in my journal. This time I used a floral egg stamp for the bodies, then drew in the details. This birds were painted with Graphitint and the background is again the Lyra Aquerelle crayons and blended with the water brush. This was all done on book page and glued into the journal.
I played last night and drew a funky little bird on book text. I coloured the bird with Graphitint pencils and blended with my water brush. I redrew the sketch lines with a black marker pen I coloured the iris with the same marker pen and the rest of the eye with a white Pen-touch. I coloured in the background with Lyra Aquacolor crayons and again blended with the water brush. Next I selected a journal page to use and sprayed Dylusions Inks through a couple of stencils I tore the bird paper to fit and glued it onto the journal background. I used several ink colours and sponged through a piece of sequin wast, making sure to get some on the bird paper as well.
Today's journal spread fits week 14 Seeds in Journal52 and itinerary 10 in the Art Journal Caravan on The Art Journal Emporium I started by spreading gesso on the 2 page spread, then painted blues and greens acrylic paint on the wet gesso. I used stencils and a sponge to remove some of the paint. When that was dry, I brushed gesso in the areas where I wanted to stamp the elephant and tree. I coloured these images with Crayola markers, added painted drywall tape for the ground and did my journaling with a brush pen and several markers. The butterflies and "believe in your dreams" is another rubber stamp.
Today I am describing my process for creating this mandala and turning it into an Art Journal Pocket Page. I used 3 small rubber stamps to create the circle. I scanned the stamped image and printed on watercolour paper then coloured with Portfolio Pastels and blended with my water brush. I again scanned the colour image, trimmed it a bit and cut to 2.5 in. X 3.5 in. to make a series of trading cards that makes up the Art Journal Pocket Page.
A quick journal spread for today and this one is good for Journal52 week 6 Under my feet and over my head and Art Journal Emporium Feb. challenge figment.
I did this mostly digital with elements from the Feb Grab bag and collage papers from Art Journal Emporium. I over painted the rainbow with Portfolio pastels and also painted th edges of the pages with the same medium. Getting ready to go on a trip and will be off-line most of the time, so last journal page for awhile.
I was working on a monochromatic journal page for week 5 of Journal 52 when the itinerary 5 of the Art Journal Caravan came out, talk about serendipity. I divided my page into lemon and greens and journaled about my continuing journey working on my intentions and goals that I posted last month. The background is Dylusions spray and I covered the part of the page that I didn't want to get colour on, sprayed and spread the ink around with a wet brush. Repeated for the other colour. The jar for lemon water and the celery juice jar are stamped then painted with watercolours. Believe is an outline font image transferred and coloured with felt markers. The washi tape is from last months goodies in The Art Journal Emporium
I added this to the Lets Play link-up