I have a new art journal page to share with you today. I got to thinking about all of the moments that make up our lives, and how many slip away unnoticed and unused. I've been keenly aware lately that each of these moments will come but once, and then they will be gone forever. I don't know about you, but I've been feeling as if I should seize them and savor them, and make the most of every one of them.
9" x 12"
Mixed media on Canson All-Media paper
I did this one in two parts. I sprayed the background with Dylusions Spray Inks. I sprayed some water over them to create some interesting water spots. While the paper was damp, I drew squiggly lines into the paper. When the paper is bruised, the lines show up as being darker.
Using pastels, I drew in more decorative lines.
At this point, I sprayed the background with Krylon matte spray to keep the pastels from smearing. On a sheet of Bristol vellum, I drew some funky flowers. The Dover series of books is a fantastic source of inspiration for this sort of thing. I used a .05 black Sakura Pigma Micron pen for the drawing. I colored the flowers with Prismacolor colored pencils. Next, I cut out the flower arrangement and adhered it to the background with Elmer's clear craft-bond glue. I weighted it down with some books to get good even contact. When the glue was dry, I used a white Sakura Gelly-Roll pen to draw in some flowers and leaves.
Using a pencil, I drew in the text. I colored it with Caran D'Ache Neocolor II water-soluble crayons. Using a Pitt carbon pencil, I outlined the letters in black. I highlighted the lettering with white crayon. On the bottom I adhered some patterned collage paper with Liquitex matte medium. I completed the lettering and highlighted the outside of it with a white gelly-roll pen. The flowers needed to be tied in with the background a bit more, so I lightly shaded them with a purple Prismacolor pencil. I added some outlines in pencil also.
To my great happiness, I found the Summer 2012 issue of Somerset Art Journaling at B&N. It is fantastic! There is plenty of color and inspiration.
Well, I'd better get back to work. I have a few more irons in the fire :) Have a terrific day, and we'll visit again soon.
Until next time,