Sunday, June 7, 2009

Playing with Paint...

The crop was fun and I am sooo tired! I decided to work on my art journals (I have two of them going) and it was a good decision. I brought a shoebox full of paint, gel medium and gesso, some brushes and a container full of collage materials, and just played all day. I painted a lot of backgrounds, cut alot of stuff out of magazines - no stress, no expectations. It was positively lovely. I only completed one thing - the title page for my "A Year In The Life" journal. Here's how it turned out...I just love that greyhound - doesn't he look happy!?! I discovered when I painted the words "art journal," that my heavy-body acrylic soaks into the thin paper of this journal and loses it's bright color. I had a little tube of orange-red gouache with me (fantastic stuff), and I put that over the top and it sat on top of the surface and stayed nice and bright red. Yeayyy! It's fun to play around with different types of paint and see what works best with what. Paint is just one big adventure if you ask me! (of course no one asked me, but that's beside the point...). The background on this spread is watercolor. The blue on the side is duct tape with stazon ink stamped over the top of it.

The bad news is I broke my funky reader glasses - aargh. Luckily I had the blue duct tape, so that went around the side and altho they were a little wonky-looking, they worked just fine for the rest of the night.

Here's a pic of Christina with her fashionable glasses and me with my wonky ones...
So that's all for today! I'm home and it's Sunday morning and I need to get a little shuteye. Later on today I want to work on the rest of my circle journal layouts.

I wish you a sunshiny Sunday! I will be back tomorrow with another update!

6 comments:

Marit said...

I love your wonky glasses, you should leave it that way! (I have a whole bunch of reading glasses laying in my house - red ones, pink ones, black ones....)Your Art Journal coverpage is fabulous! Love the red colour!

Chris said...

sounds like you had a great day just playing and playing. Love your art journals and your brilliant color sense.

Nan said...

This is so wonderful.....love your bright and colorful pages, they make me want to create something Now at 4:40 am! :)

Dalovely Damanda said...

love the art journal page! and your wonky glasses!

MaRLeNeF said...

Wow I love your art journal pages, I've seen them on the 1 year Art Journal flickr group. Very inspiring :)

Bree said...

I hope you are having a fabulous week