After a successful Art-Xscape, more on that in another post, and a bout with bronchitis, I’ve been alternating cleaning with playing with paint and paper and my art journal. I acquired a Gelli-Arts plate when I visited Annie in Denver in February, but I hadn’t played with it at all since I returned home. I rectified that! Each evening, I’d spend an hour cleaning and an hour playing in the garage (my temporary paint studio) with the Gelli plate. I will post pictures of my results there in a separate post as well (boy! I’m racking up the post topics today!). I printed some pages in my journal, some of which I didn’t really like. So, I started working in my journal again.
I went to the Georgetown Red Poppy Festival a week ago and looked at arts and crafts with my friend Sarah. That evening, my brain buzzing, I got out in the garage and started a journal page which ended up being a very happy page, “Spring 2014”. I love how it turned out.
Next I started playing with a background that was quite a bit darker, collaging some of my Gelli-printed paper on it and trying to lighten it up. I’ve also been using a bunch of my TCW Stencils (totally in love with these!). Mostly, I’ve used Jamie’s, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s and Dina Wakley’s. This page, “Supernova”, ended up much busier and darker.
Sarah and Kathleen came over yesterday to for an Art Play date. We made paste papers, and Sarah’s favorite color combo, Pthalo Turquoise and Napthol Red, inspired me. So, this evenings journal pages started from that color combo and a couple of journal pages that I did NOT like! For step by step photos, see my blog on Tumblr! For now, I leave you with the start:
And the finish! The left page is “Harlequin”. The right is “Convergence”. I used circles punched from the turquoise and red paste paper!