Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Is My Muse Returning?
Left: My muse my have returned. I finished my page I post yesterday. I added some shading around the birds and flowers using my blue Stabilo All pencil. It is water soluble so it makes it easy to pull out the color with a water brush. My final touch was another Carolyn Dube idea. She often journals with a white pen using a giant flowing style. I am really happy how it turned out. I used a white Sharpie Poster Marker. I had to use it last because it is not water proof.
Right: I had leftover paint from the left page so I added it and some left over pieces of the gelli print to the page on the right. I cut ovals and triangles freehand and glued them randomly to a pre-gessoed page. I added the blue paint and then stenciled with homemade stencils & gesso on top of all that. I had no plan, I was just playing around. After it sat over night I decided to add the flowers as a focal point. I like how pieces of the background peak through the petals. It order to make the flowers pop, I painted the blue around the flowers in a style I'd seen on a Dina Wakley video. The background was a little boring so I added numbers and letters from my Crafter's Workshop Eye Chart stencil. When all of that was dry, I outlined my flowers with a Signo Broad Black Gel Pen.
Link to: Carolyn Dube, MOO-MANIA number challenge, Art Journal Everyday