Thursday, June 10, 2010

We Are ALL Crazy Beautiful...

Hey everyone! Happy Thursday!!! The new song at Scrapping The Music is "Crazy Beautiful" by Chasen, and it's got an awesome positive message! There is a lyric in the song that I sooo need to hear myself from time to time, so I decided to do an art journal page with it. Here's what I made...
The background is acrylic paint. The white words are done with a sharpie, and "anyone's approval" was hand-drawn onto dictionary paper and misted, then handcut. Here's a quick tutorial for an easy way to do cursive hand lettering...

Start by writing your word the size you want it...

Then write it again, quickly, right over the top of the first word...

Then you just color it in and yeayyyy!!! You've got a completed title word! Now, if you want to, you can go back and tidy it up a bit, but it's not necessary - totally up to you. How's that for super simple?


In the last post, Anne had a question about the type of paper I use in my art journal. My current journal is just a sketch diary that I had on hand - bought at Michael's (I think). Here's what the front looks like...
I don't do anything to prep the pages, I just slap the paint on there. At some point I will do something with this cover, but I haven't been inspired to yet.

So that's about it for today. I hope you will stop by Scrapping The Music this week and play along with us - we'd love to have you! Click here to go to the site!

Thanks for visiting and I will see you again tomorrow!

9 comments:

Marit said...

Yet another awesome page Michelle! LOVE the funky colours and yes, we all need to hear that message from time to time! Thanks for the reminder and have a great day!

Nat said...

this looks awesome- wonderful title work and the colors- you rock colors girl!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!! even though I have seen U do a title (ahem...for me...cuz I begged!! LOL!!) before...I didn't know that was the technique U used for the 'thicker' look!!! WOW! very cool!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your page!! It is JUST GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Irma said...

AMEN to that message...

anne g-i said...

thanks for answering my question! : ) Super quote!!! and great looking page. thanks for the tip on the lettering. i'm going to extend my morning work break for a few more minutes and give it a try...don't tell on me! :)

papirdiva said...

Love this! I'm always a bit scared about writing big...

JessiW said...

LOVE this art journal page:) What a positive song! And a positive page for you! I always love your techniques and your words are always beautiful:):) Have a great week!

Melonie said...

Fantabulous page! Makes me want to paint right now!!

Lisa Andrews said...

What a cool lettering technique! Thanks for the inspiration.