Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Bright and bold and brassy!!!

Finished a new journal page, first page of the journal chronologically. It had the gorgeous picture of the bunny on it that I had to keep intact! She is rushing away in such a determined manner - I just love her.

Credits for this page are due! I followed Ricë Freeman-Zachery's suggestion to use a photocopied image of myself on the page http://voodoonotes.blogspot.com/2008/09/part-ii-art-journal-page-backgrounds.html . Have decided to get my son to take a pile of photographs of me with all different expressions, which I will print a pile of each of them out all ready to go. Then I will just pick the expression I want for the page I am doing at the time! Thanks Ricë!

The other credit is to Suzan Buckner and her suggestions on how to create a journal page with colour and collage http://thriftycollageartist.blogspot.com/2008/02/step-by-step-instructions-to-jouranl.html . It helped me look at the edges of the page as a frame for the writing in the middle, encouraged me to go for bright colours, and made me try highlighters. Thanks Suzan!

The process was: collaged pages of penpal letters and vintage book page, acrylic paint washes, stickers, highlighter, gel pen, felt pens, soffle pens. I just kept going till I felt it looked balanced enough. The felt pen writing is a bit heavy, that's because I need to go and buy some sharpies. This was the only felt pen I had in the house that would write over the underlayers. Hoping to buy some today!

Very bright colours, and busy, but I like it!


Azulita said...

It looks great to me. I'm a big fan of bright and busy. I followed your lead and went this weekend and got a small blank book (6x8 inches) that fits in my purse. I started by pasting some post-it note doodles. Did you find a copy of the Artist's Way?

Diane said...

Love it and you've inspired me! I saw your comment on the artist's way collective on Creativityist and sooo glad I followed the link here!

Kim S. Owens said...

Hi there - thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment :D Really appreciate the feedback. Just wanted to say that I love the end results of your journaling. It's fascinating to see how you start with your pen pal letters and completely alter them to end up with such a bright and evocative entry. I also think it's great that you post the beginning and the end - nice to see the transition. Great work!!