Sunday, June 22, 2014
(click here for Lin's Etsy store) and I are participating in a little art journal round robin - just the two of us. Here are the first two pages that I've finished in Lin's journal.
The top spread, the birds, was a lesson in how there are no mistakes in art, only opportunities. I had a perfectly fine background created and messed it up adding more stuff. I can save just about anything! I ended up painting over the top of it and trying it again. I used Dylusions spray inks and rubber stamps. I used 2 of The Carfter's Workshop templates. I added texture with modeling paste. I love the Dina Wakeley "Scribbly Birds" stamps. I colored the birds and houses with the new Dina Wakely heavy body acrylic paints. In both spreads, I used a page or part of a page from a vintage children's spelling textbook.
The second spread uses mostly Victorian scraps available at Collage Stuff. I love the timeless beauty of these images. I used lace, a doily, buttons, two items from the Tim Holtz Thrift Shop ephemera pack, Petaloo flowers and lots of butterflies! I fins some sort of stencil to be a must and used one of The Crafter's Workshop templates - available at Collage Stuff. For this spread, I also used a paper that I created with my gelli plate. I toned it down a little with white gesso.
I encourage everyone to art journal. It's art that you create for yourself. I love the feeling of artistic freedom that I get from just playing and trying different things.
Thanks for stopping by!