Tuesday, July 14, 2009
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Sunday, July 12, 2009
Again, I started with journal page that was gesso over journaling on collaged dictionary pages. I then took an image of a suit of armour, printed it out in stark black and white contrast.
I colored it with all kinds of different metallic and glitter transparent markers. Wrote words that I believe I need to create great art. I then cut out the image and glued it to the page.
On day4, I embellished the page with words and phrases that represent what I need externally to help me create and be daring. I need support of artistic friends. I thrive under their patronage.
I stamped hearts in 3 colors in the background to cover the journaling as well as fill the page. Then I stamped on 3 manila tags and added bows for movement. The instructions called for a walnut wash but I thought I would use coffee instead. Did not work so well, the gesso resisted the coffee and the liquid loosened the tags. Lesson learned.
A word on my art allies, the Council of Muses is a group of women I met with once a month. We get together create art together, bond, eat and laugh. I need these women in my life to really push me forward art and life wise. Some of us have even started a zine together....topic of first zine artistic connections.....ironic huh.
Day 2 was more fun for me...over the dried gesso I stamped "this book belongs to:" with green acrylic paint then wrote my name numerous, numerous, numerous time with different markers. My favorite were permapaque markers I got at Joann's. They really are opaque, coming great colors including metallic and are easy to write with. Doinjg this exercising I really felt like i claimed the page.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Here is a quick and easy embellishment trick with stuff I am sure you have in your stash.
Non stick sheet or wax paper
Stamps The yard stick is from Ma Vinci, The clock is from Non Sequitur and I do not know what company made the stencil letter stamps.
acrylic paint (I used black)
- Place strips of masking tape side by side on a non stick sheet.
- Stamp images using black acrylic paint.
- Let dry.
- Peel off the tape and place on page. The word "soul" was printed on tape that was over lapping so I peeled it off as one big "sticker."
The rest of the page
The background was purple acrylic paint brushed on a page. Once dry super sparkle lumieres paint was sponged over it. Then images of yard sticks, clocks and rulers were stamped using lumiere hi lite blue and black.
The main image was stamped on a recycled tag using black permanent ink. The image is from After Midnight Stamps