Saturday, February 8, 2014

Journal52 #4

On a roll here...this one was a fun one.  Again took me a few days to get my groove going on it.  The challenge was 'abstract' but after reading some of the posters correct people on exactly what abstract was...I must say I got a tad offended.  Really, since when is there a right or wrong way to YOUR interpretation of a prompt let alone art.  Anyhoo, that is my two cents...onto some fun stuff now.


My color palette...

is this a sign of what is to come?


I'm okay with it so far! Just used a wet brush and also sprayed the page with water and blended away.


  this was a two part process, I used India Ink and a paint brush to drag the ink across the top of the page first and then tilted the entire book up and literally banged in on the desk top to force the drips to the top of the page.  Waited for it to dry and then came back to it about 2 hours later and did the same below (in reverse of course).


once they were all dry, I mixed some Weathered Wood Distress Paint with my Liquitex Light Modeling Paste  and spread it over a stencil I have (thinking it was a Simon Says one).  You will note seeing scrapbook paper under the stencil, that was simply to mask off the journal page so I didn't go (too far) outside my already inked lines!


here is the first result after the stencil has been taken off.


here are the rest, going across the page...



added some more ink along the edges and tilted down, somehow it bleed up...I'm OK with that!


here I added some color to the center by dabbing the Distress Paints to three of the circles (from left to right - Evergreen Bough, Aged Mahogany & Iced Spruce).  I also used a Kaisercraft Texture Stamp Graffiti to randomly stamp parts of it on the page and of course had to added my Black Gelato to to darken it up and give it an edge.


This is the definition of abstract I took out of my dictionary.  I really wanted to print it on the page backwards, but was simply too impatient!  I used my Black Brush Pitt Pen to write with.


wrote a question along one of the drips...


emphasized the word 'exist' along the edge of the page...


here are a couple more shots... 


This is where I got my inspiration for this layout!

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