Here is a mixed media piece I recently finished. It was done on an old book cover. As I worked on it, the picture seemed to get darker and darker and I didn’t like it. Then I stamped on the flowers with acrylic paint and highlighted some with a white gel pen. I love the way it came out.
P.S. Can you see him?
if when you read my post from yesterday, you will see I have jumped into the deep end of art journaling. I won’t go into all the details again, you can read them from yesterday’s post. I did say, however, that I would try to post a journal page each day this week, so here is today’s page.
I used Gesso for the first time. It was fun and I did glob it on in some places. In the future I will use more but because of drying time, I mostly kept it kind of thin this time. I also played around with the colors cream, pink and red, which is really not daring at all.
Here is the end result. It is a tribute to all of the BFFs I’ve had through the years. I am so blessed because I have had many. I’m doubly blessed because, thanks to social media I am reconnected with All of you!!!!
And here is a close-up of the tags. My BFFs names are written with white gel pen (never used one before and I love it). So how do I think I did on my first attempt at art journaling? Well, good and bad. Here’s a quick list and then I’m off to make day two’s page.
Good-Got to use gesso for the first time which allowed extra surface textures. I also go to use a white gel pen for the first time, which I really love. I got to pay tribute to all the lovely ladies who have helped make me who I am.
Bad-This is not art journaling. It is simply making a collage on a journal page. It was way too thought out. It proves I am a control freak with OCD.
Good-Now I am one step closer to understanding art journaling for when I try again this evening.
Tune in tomorrow to see if I can “let loose and be free”!!!!!!