I finished up my introductory pages for my Words Journal Thursday evening and got the journal off to Mary in NY Friday. She should have it by Tuesday latest. I received Susan’s journal yesterday in the mail. I have an idea for my spread using the word “Imagine”. I have to sketch it out.
Here are the introductory pages I did for my journal.
I started out with a layer of gesso. Then I collaged down washi and braille paper. I went over that with a watered down layer of gesso. Then I added washed of Quinacrodone Nickel Azo Gold and Quinacrodone Violet fluid acrylics.. I used a round brush to add streaks of quin burnt orange and dioxazine purple and copper. I covered all of that with strips of wrinkled white tissue paper that I glued down with matt medium. I painted over that with washes of quin gold and quin voilet again. Then I dry brushed copper over the top.
Last, I wrote with pitt black pen.
The text doesn’t show up in the full on shot, nor does the texture, which is pretty heave. I love how it turned out. So much so that I am going to use it again on something else. Who knows what yet!
Here are Susan’s pages:
This is a beautiful print.
And this is a wonderful drawing of the lunar cycle with various pictures that are revealed as you rotate the wheel around.
Last, but certainly not least, if you are a mixed media artist who teaches workshops, or would like to teach, I’m looking for proposals for a new event coming in 2014. If you would like to receive the call for proposal, go to the Art-Xscape website and click on the link to request the proposal!