Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Year In The Life of an Art Journal... "Imagine"

I had so much fun with this page for the "A Year In The Life of an Art Journal" group! The guidelines for the challenge were:

ie: what's in your imagination or where do you imagine yourself
THE STUFF: Pictures or words from magazines/newspapers etc
ie: Words, letters or images that develop your idea
THE TEChNIQUE: mask/stencils
ie: can be anything from flowers, letters, rubberbands or professional mask or stencils

I ended up doing my page in my Vintage Record Album Journal, on one of the LP Sleeves. Here's how it turned out...

My journaling reads: "Let the images in your head spill onto the page without judgment. Follow your "what ifs" to find out the answer. Let your imagination run free."

The model in the magazine image had a slicked back ponytail, so I fixed her up a bit to be more of a flower child, with a china marker, acrylic paint and a rub-ons from Basic Grey.

The masking and stenciling may be hard to pick out. I used masking fluid from Maya Road on the bottom layer - there are some words on the bottom, a doodled border and scallops around the hole in the middle of the sleeve. I used a stencil to make the "bubbles" floating out of the urn in the middle of the page. The black and white illustration is done by one of my all-time fave artists, Maxfield Parrish.

The new prompt at "A Year In The Life" just went up today. Check it out here!

Thanks for visiting and I will see you again soon!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this!! LOVING how it looks like 'imagine' is coming out of her mouth! GORGEOUS Michelle!

Marit said...

You know how I love the flower-power feel Michelle... this is gorgeous!

Amy Coose said...

Wow, this is amazing, and so powerful!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

This is so beautiful and I love the lettering! Looks like you are having fun with your class.

vikkiscrappygal said...

awesome page girly.

dawn said...

Hello Michelle, it's so good to be back to reading your blog again and seeing your comments on my blog really cheered me up, thank you!!!!

I love this page and WOW WOW what a great job you did covering up her ponytail and creating a whole new look for her, she's lovely. Your bubbles are fun, your writing is neat as always, LOVE LOVE what your journal reads, that is sooooo true.
So glad your having fun with all your different styles of art journaling!!
Have a great weekend!

Rebecca said...

Wow I love what you did with her hair and I love the color of her bandana! I just started doing these challenges, they are lots of fun and make you try new things and new techniques!Which means you never know how it might turn out! Lovely page, have a great day!

Sasha Farina said...

YOU're so cute! that's originally a record sleeve? wow.. how amazing. really, it's amazing that you turned that into a piece of art. loving it! :)

Thanks for the love on my blog, Michelle!

Leintje* said...

Wow this looks so FAB. I love all the bright colors!!

Love from The Netherlands,

Adriane said...

absolutely gorgeous

Adriane said...

absolutely gorgeous