Tagged: texture

Journaling By 5s, Part 2 (My Love Hate Relationship With Mod Podge)

Today is day two of my posts about the art journal technique called Journaling by 5s by Shannon Green. As a quick recap,  yesterday I had 15 minutes to put paint and/or ink on 20 pages of my art journal.

Today I had just 15 minutes to collage and use recycled papers to add texture to the pages. Here are some pictures of this disaster session.

Pile of paper scraps to add for background texture.

Pile of paper scraps to add for background texture.

ModPodge, timer and journal at the ready.

Mod Podge, timer and journal at the ready.

Old receipt paper and some kind of black plastic mesh.

Old receipt paper and some kind of black plastic mesh.

Paper doilies, one of which was mutilated when I tried to separate the stuck together pages.

Paper doilies, one of which was mutilated when I tried to separate the stuck together pages.

Paper napkin pieces which almost made me use sentence enhancers as I was trying to glue them down!

Paper napkin pieces which almost made me use sentence enhancers as I was trying to glue them down!

I have to confess that I was not able to complete this session in 15 minutes. It actually took me 30 minutes because everything was sticking to everything. Even though I put wax paper between each page as I went, the wax paper stuck too.  It just took me 15 extra minutes to peel the wax paper off the pages. I did not move anything though, so it stayed the way it was originally slapped down.

If I do this again, I need to reconsider my adhesive choice! Because of the sticky mess I must say this was a rather stressful session. Stay tuned for tomorrows session and another picture of the heinous page!

The heinous page looking even more heinous than yesterday!

The heinous page looking even more heinous than yesterday!

Mixed Media Fun

As you may know from reading some of my latest blogs, I am getting ready to do the Vintage Home Market Show in Richmond. I have been very busy making jewelry, aprons and home decor items for this show as well as planning which antiques to bring. All I can say is that I have not had a lot of time to “play art”.  I have managed to snatch a few  minutes here and there to make a couple of pieces. Three of these are in one of my art journals and the other was made on 3 magazine pages that were glued together and then covered with gesso. So without further ado, and because I’m still working on last-minute details for the show, here is a quick look at my most current mixed media pieces. Enjoy!

 

 

Joshua 24:15

Joshua 24:15

Trust

Trust

I choose you!

I choose you!

Job 12:10. This piece is considerably lighter in person.

Job 12:10. This piece is considerably lighter in person.