And while I haven't been working in it recently I wanted to share some other pages from my art journal.
For these 2 pages I tried doing a full page image transfer on top of a colored background instead of painting around the transfer. I like the red tone - it conveys a romantic feeling and I coupled that with a quote from Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice".
...and I coupled that with a quote from Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice". This page however started with a watercolor base, but had a liquid acrylic in a pink shimmer lightly applied on top. The small image of the woman in the corner is a gel skin.
For this two page spread I glued a full page image directly down, hence the bubbles. No matter how much I brayer it, I still end up with bubbles, but I think the texture of the air bubbles adds a more distressed look to the page, which works in cooperation witht he thought I wanted to convey in my journal.
Different size and style rub-ons is a great way to add journaling and use some of those extra letters left over from other alpha rub-ons sets that you might have laying around. The combination creates a bit more visual interest.
For these fonts I used metal letters and traced the outside of them.
For the opposite side I did a full page magazine painting. I started with watercolor and a charcoal pencil but found that even with a base of absorbent ground, I didn't like the subtleness of the watercolor, in combination with the charcoal pencil so I added pan pastel on top, and found I liked it more.
I wanted to try something a little different here, so I stared with the yellow pages as a base. I lightly penciled out the area that I knew I would do a photo transfer on, and put down a watered down absorbent ground in the area around the section I marked off. I laid down some watercolor and then stamped out the frame, using several border stamps. I did a straight image transfer in the box and used concentrated watercolor to bring out her eyes and lips.
Stamps, doodling and hand journaling rounded out this spread.
Well that's all I have for today. Leave me some comments and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by and come back soon.