This is another spread in my art journal. I used spray inks for the background color. The dots are made with a The Crafter's Workshop template and Liquitex flexible modeling paste. The insects are Dina Wakley stamps stamped on old computer punch cards. Thanks for coming by my blog.
I recently scanned in some photos from my Mom's wedding album. Here's an art journal spread using some of the photos. I used different stencils, paints, gesso, and white tulle glued down in the background. The photo of my Mom was printed on cotton fabric. I had fun making this! Thanks for coming by my blog!
This is the back side of the "Secrets" page in the previous post. I used the Dina Wakely Scribbly Birds stamp set. The background uses stencils by The Crafter's Workshop, Tim Holtz and Stencil Girl. The white hearts were made with modeling paste and a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil. I painted the birds with acrylic paint and outlined them with a Stabilio All pencil. The hearts/circles were cut out of vintage sheet music, painted in the centers, and the painted area was outlined with a Stabilio All pencil. After I glued them down, I outlined them again with the same pencil. The stamped words were also highlighted with the Stabilio All pencil. When I had everything glued down, I splattered the blue paint across the page. Thanks for coming by my blog!
At the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group, we're doing an art journal page swap starting in January. We will each do one page (front and back) from a loose leaf bound journal and send it on. This is for Laurie and her theme was something like bugs, butterflies and insects. So there are butterflies on here! I drew this face on the background it was hard to see the sketch lines that I had drawn. I had fun creating this page. Thanks for coming by my blog!
This is Face 11. Last night I had the face painted and I made weird hair. The weird hair had to go. When something doesn't go as planned, I'm usually pretty good at turning this "mistake" around. I don't like calling an art experiment that doesn't go as planned a "mistake". I believe that when something doesn't come out as planned that it's a challenge to turn into something that I like. So here's what I ended up with. I love Dali's women that have flowers for their entire head. I like to make hair out of flowers. The entire top of the page is the woman's hair. Sometimes I think she looks dark, but she's really got sort of a smirk. It makes me wonder what she's thinking. I am truly enjoying trying to learn to draw and paint faces. I don't want to make photo realistic faces - just interesting faces. I always say that I can't draw, but I'm learning. Thanks for coming by my blog
I watched a couple of Dina Wakely videos at You Tube today. Here's the result. It doesn't look like her art at all! I'm going to practice on this kind of face and see what I can do with it. I do like the eyes and the way nose came out. Thanks for coming by my blog!
Here is Face Seven in my Faces Art Journal. I used washi tape for her hair. I cut the "bangs" kind of like I wear my own bangs. The blue washi tape for the bulk of the hair has numbers printed on it. Thanks for coming by my blog!
This is face 6 in my faces art journal. When I sketched this face, I thought it was not attractive. After I painted it, I find it to be more or less attractive. The color made her come alive! Thanks for coming by my blog!
The photo above is the same hand-drawn image painted 3 different ways. I drew the girl, scanned her in, printed her out and painted her different ways. They all look different. Fun! Thanks for coming by my blog!
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