Friday, April 25, 2008

Journal pages from last night (finished from the other day):Not sure where I bought the bird sticker. Got the butterfly from Stampin From The Heart in LA. Picked up the rabbit rub ons from Zinnia the other day. They are Maya Road. The black pen is from jet pens (I used the same pen below along with the uniball signo in white).The blue in the background is a Caran d'ache Neo Art Watersoluble wax pastel (aka the big fat chunky crayons I love so much) and blended with a baby wipe.

I started the page on the left just by gluing down a large sheet of printed tissue paper onto a painted background. The next step was the woman picture. Yup, I used a Scotch permanent glue stick (smooshing with a paper towel). Then the butterfly sticker. The tape. The flower was made from a strip of paper and a flower image I had...then the bird. I heard something on the news last week that stuck in my head and that's what I wrote about on the two pages.
The boy page was an image Tammie Moore gave me last year. The background was already painted with acrylics. I bought the Caution tape in San Francisco last year (wish they had had more!!!). I decided to add some blue to "pop" the page using the Neo Art crayon and just rubbing it in with a rag. Then I decided I wanted a watercolor look so I used a baby wipe. I added children's hand stickers. Then I decided I needed to "push" the boy forward so I gave him a halo.

Most of you know my motto, the more you "play" in your journal (and don't give up!) the more you will develop your own style and learn what it is you want to "say" with your paint and images. So, go on, play!

I finished the the second volume of Invincible Summer last night. I *loved* it. I love Nicole's style and way of expressing herself. Her drawing style is very expressive and unique. Definitely well worth picking up!!!


Shoshanah said...

i believe the sticker was from me!


Kelly Kilmer said...

Ooh, Shosh, do you sell those?