I don't know about you, but I'm about ready for some change: SEASONAL change! It is bitterly cold again here in Pennsylvania. I went to the supermarket this afternoon. When I opened the car door, the wind ripped it from my hand and nearly separated my shoulder with it! As it continued to howl this evening, I worked on another page for my mixed media art journal.
Quote: "Change is an inevitable part of life. We must be careful to bend, lest we break instead." -unknown
I started with Dylusions inks in bubblegum pink and crushed grape. I misted the page with water and touched the surface of the paper with a brush loaded with the inks. They bled nicely on the dampened paper. I used the Crafter's Workshop stencil, "pomegranates" and alternated the ink colors as I stenciled. At this point, I sprayed the page with matte spray to seal the inks.
I created the silhouette and the decorated circle graphics in Photoshop CS6. I adhered them to the page with matte medium.
I added loose linework around the circles with a Pigma Micron Pen. I also added some decorative linework with Gelly Roll pens.
I painted around the silhouette and the top with fluid acrylic paint in hansa yellow light. I watered the paint down and let it run down the page. I added touches of color to the flowers on the silhouette with Portfolio Oil Pastels.
I watered down some fluid acrylic in ultramarine violet and let it run. I used a white gelly roll pen to add some writing in the circles.
I wrote in the quote with a Pigma Micron Graphic pen. I used a Pigma Micron brush pen to fill in the writing. I highlighted it with a blue Gelly Roll Souffle pen. Finally, I splattered watered down fluid acrylic in ultramarine blue.
I hope you will be inspired to play with your art supplies this weekend! I will be linking this post to Pink Saturday, Paint Party Friday, and Art Journal Every Day. Please click on the icons in my right sidebar and visit my pink-loving, art journaling, painting friends :)
Until next time,