Saturday, July 20, 2013

Reflecting on my earliest memories - Evolution of a Page...

Hey there everyone!  Happy Saturday!  I created a page for my Book of Mirrors this week that I want to share with you, but before I start, I want to say thanks to IHanna and Dawn for their suggestions about my Life Book Dilemma!  (scroll down to the post below this one to see what I'm talking about). I decided to continue on in my art journal rather than fighting with the rings, and I appreciate the support!

So, now - back to the Book of Mirrors page - I took pictures along the way so you can see the progression. 

This page is inspired by the second week of the Book "Inner Excavations,"  where you look back at your childhood to shed light on who you are.

So here we go...

I didn't get a photo of the first step, which included lots of masking tape stuck to the background for texture.  Then came a mixture of gesso and green paint, stamps, a sketch and photos and memorabilia from my childhood...
 I tried a new technique of sketching on deli paper, and I love the effect.  If you look closely, you can still see some of the tape under the paint.

 Next, I used neocolor II crayons to outline the photos, and then smeared gesso on with my hands...
 I started to color in the sketch with colored pencil.  The texture made it difficult, but I still like the effect.

 Added journaling, and captions for the photos...

A title, and some penciled doodles, and she was finished...

I hope you are having a completely awesome Saturday!  Thanks so much for visiting me!

7 comments:

anne g-i said...

I love seeing the evolution of your pages! That picture of you playing the piano is so cute!

Carla said...

Lovely page with the old pictures and your painting on deli paper is great
Thanks for visiting my blog. Just wanted to let you know that I added an translation to my found poetry. Forgot to do that. Being a dutchie means that most of the found poetry will be in dutch because I don't have to many english written pages
Bye Carla

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thanks Anne and Carla! Carla, thanks for translating your poetry too - I checked it out and left you some love!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love that you are sharing how you make your pages!!! This is gorgeous! I love love love love the colors!!!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thanks so much Julie!

Sharon Fritchman said...

I just love how you showed the evolution of your pages, Michelle! Thank you so much! And I absolutely love how yours turned out! They are amazing and really show your personality and creativity!!!! (And again, I am LOVING these classes so much!)

Patricia Roebuck said...

Michelle, this is so amazing! I love your drawings and always love your title work!