I thought I'd get in a quick post today before I have to go back to school. I've had such a good time working on my mixed media art journal this week! This is my latest page.
Quote: "If I find in myself desires in which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world." -C. S. Lewis
I painted the background with Golden Fluid Acrylics in aqua and stipplied over it with a mix of quinacridone red and gesso. I layered the flower arrangement over an old photo card in Photoshop. Both graphics are from The Graphics Fairy. I blended them and applied a Paint Daubs filter. I adhered the finished graphic to the page with matte medium. The bird graphic is also from The Graphics Fairy. I cut out the silhouette in Photoshop and applied a clipping mask of an antique newspaper clipping. The linework was done with Sakura Pigma Micron pens in various sizes. The white linework is a Gelly Roll pen. The pink scrolls were done with a Gelly Roll Moonlight pen. The Japanese flowers at the bottom are a stamp from Inkadinkadoo and Ranger Ink in raspberry. The tiny flowers at the top are filled in with a Gelly Roll Glaze pen. I shaded around the edges with a Rembrandt pastel in turquoise and sprayed the page with matte spray to fix the pastel. I deepened the shadows with a Neocolor II crayon in malachite. I colorized the bird with a Neocolor II crayon in canary yellow.
On the subject of art journals, I got a copy of Dina Wakely's new book, Art Journal Freedom, yesterday. Dina is very good at explaining and demonstrating principals of design and color theory. I love her colorful, loose style.
The new issue of Somerset Digital Studio is out as well. I've found lots of wonderful ideas that I can use in my art journal.
I love these images by Nicoletta Ranieri!
Tomorrow, I'll be traveling into the city for class. These images give me great ideas for my photos of Philadelphia! For now, I have to leave you. May God bless you and keep you safe.
Until next time,