Saturday, 29 May 2010

Show and Tell Saturday- Grateful Art Journal page

These pages are several layers. First I glued down some torn out book pages. I glue them with acrylic matt medium because it will keep them stuck down through the wet paint I add later. Then I gessoed a single coat over both pages and followed with layers of paint rubbed in with a paper towel. I think I added the cadmium red with a credit card.

The girl is a photocopy of an earlier drawing. I coloured over her vest and hat with a charcoal inktense pencil after gluing her down. It's fun to change the copies when I reuse them. With the black, she looks less sweet than she did in the initial drawing.

I was writing down 3 things I am grateful for each day. It was good but I got bored with it after a week or so. I can see that it could have been good to have persisted. I imagine there would be a point where I would have written down most of the obvious stuff and it could have gotten really interesting.


lilasvb said...

really like this journal page

Ansota said...

Very nice page

little sheep said...

very pretty :)

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I have to remember to make some copies of drawings once I get them out...I love the continued processes and the story unfolding quietly before my eyes. I have a lot on my plate right now...some big decisions to make now that the exhibit is up and I sold a couple of works so I might have a chance to build my dream. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart