The subject of today's art journal page is a quote by Joan Didion. It aptly describes the importance of self-respect. It is a necessary ingredient that allows us to have integrity and to not cave in to the expectations of others.
9" x 12"
Mixed media on Canson all-media paper
I remembered to take more step-by-step photos this time.
Using an all-purpose craft paint, I covered the page. I rubber-stamped partial images by using clear stamps without the acrylic block. This way, I don't get hard edges to my images. I then adhered various vintage and newer papers with liquid matte medium.
Using an old credit card, I scraped gesso across the page. Before it dried I pressed bubble wrap into it to add some texture.
I sprayed some blue Dylusions spray ink in a few places and rubbed it into the bubble wrap texture.
I punched squares of patterned papers and cut them into triangles. I painted the yellow scallops in with craft paint. The linework is black Sharpie and Sakura white gel pen. Starting with pencil I did the lettering. I also rubbed some Adirondack cranberry ink on directly from the pad.
Next, I filled in the lettering with black Sharpie. I added some distress ink in a deeper blue at the bottom.
Finally, I added some scrolly rubber-stamping. I altered the vintage flowers in Photoshop CS5 and adhered them with liquid matte medium. I though it needed a little accent color, so I added some green colored pencil between the lines and smudged it with a wet finger. Fingers make great tools :)
I'll be spending the next few days in the air-conditioned comfort of my studio. The mercury is climbing into the 90s outside and it's not going to be pretty. I think my kayak might melt.
Until next time,