Friday, April 14, 2017

A bit more art journaling

Today I am sharing some more Colour me Positive art journal pages.

 Week 9 - I was very busy this week doing textile work so I chose to illustrate the quote very simply. Sometimes I really enjoy spending time on lettering and adding simple images. This one is all pen and watercolors.

 Week 10 - It is a little hard to tell in the photo but this page is furry. It is a velour paper that I had in my scrapbooking stash. I have probably had it for more than 10 years so I decided it needed to be used. It was fun seeing how the twinkling H2Os reacted to the surface but the sparkle doesn't show. I used stamps for the heart patterns but they were a bit pale on the furry background so I went over some of them with pen. I added the stitching when I was finished.

 Week 11 - This page was done using the first tutorial from the Lulu Art design team. Kate Palmer has full instructions here:

 Week 12 - This is another page inspired by one of the tutorials at Lulu Art, this time the artist is Dani Choate. Instructions can be found here:

Week 13 - I used a couple of my art journal idea cards to inspire this page. They were to use coffee to paint with and paint a house. The quote is the one provided by Lulu Art. I used the coffee to paint the doors and windows. I made it fairly thick and was surprised that when it dried it was shiny.

Thanks for looking, next time I have some more textile techniques to share.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Colour me positive

I have been doing a bit of art journaling for the Colour me Positive challenge at Lulu art. The link is in the sidebar if you want to get more details of the challenge. There is a weekly prize offered for one of the people who upload their creations to Facebook.  I have been enjoying doing more art journaling again.

Week 5 - The challenge this week was a funny quote about body image. I chose this quote because I recently lost a lot of weight and body image has been on my mind often. I used small stickers I had painted previously for embellishments over printed papers. It was a very quick page to do. 

 Week 6 - Acrylics for background and underpainting hands, then stamped texture (blue). I used coloured pencils to add the detail to the painted hands and feet.

 Week 7 - I made a patchwork of painted papers for his shell then stitched them together on my machine. The sky was painted then covered with plastic wrap and left to dry to create the texture. The path is painted tissue paper.

 Week 8 - I wanted to add a flap to my page this week so I could show one of my early portraits compared to a newer one. I got a little carried away with the white pen. The two faces were printed photos of previous work that I glued in.

This shows the opened page. I used acrylic paint, some rub ons and a lot of white pen.