This is one of my favorite pages I've done to date. I have been watching you tube art journal videos lately. It's really sparked some ideas along with my creativity.
I started with some dictionary pages which I ripped into pieces and glued them randomly to the paper. After dry, I used yellow and teal gelatos to add some color. I then blended that with a watered down brush. I used an old hairdryer to dry that. I leafed through various issues of O magazine ripping out images that caught my eye at random. When I got that down I played around with them and my background until I found the one that felt right. Then I glued that down. I went through quotes until I found the one that fit, that said what I wanted it to. I typed that out on my iPad and printed it in size 18 in a font I liked. I glued that to card stock and cut it out. I distressed the edges of each word with black distress ink. I played around with word placement until I found what I liked, then I glued that down. I used a stamp and black ink to make the border. I decided the top needed something so I played around with a variety of things until I came to the flower stamp which I stamped in black onto a piece of card stock that I then cut out and glued down.
Although I started with the idea to make a card, in the end, well it turned out more like a tag. Oh well. I took the prompt and went my own way.
I started out with a collage paper that was already cut down. It was flimsy so I glued it to card stock. I stamped some leaves in distress ink, in green onto the paper. Then on a separate piece of card stock I stamped an image of a head. I used markers to color it in, then cut it out. I glued it to the card I had started. I added a hole and a brad to the card/tag, then colored it red to make it look like a berry.
I started out with some gelatos. Mostly I just use the cheap gel sticks you can get at michaels in the kids section. I like them just as much as the gelatos. After I used a watered down brush to spread that around on my gessoed paper, I drew a tree with a pencil. After that I used brown acrylics to paint the trunk and a leaf stamp with distress ink to stamp the leaves. Then I added the tag/card by punching a hole in my page. I added a bird and the butterflies. Both which I used brown archival ink and markers to color. As a final touch I used green gelato to make some grass.
I knew as soon as I saw this prompt what my entry would be. My pap was the biggest sugar addict I knew.
I used red gelato for the background, then stamped it with black ranger archival ink. I printed the various images from online and glued them down. I added the heart with red marker, then the journaling with blue bic. I added the sugar with black stencil alphabet.
What I need to spring clean the most is the negative old thoughts in my mind.
This page was quick and I'm not sure I like it. It started good with the stencil of the face but I just don't think I brought it together well.
I used a stencil with black gelato, on a background of orange gelato. Then I used letter stencils add spring cleaning and markers for the words.
My pap died on good Friday. My mom, brother, aunt, uncle, and cousins all met in Pa. Last Tuesday. The funeral was a week ago today. It was unbearably heart wrenching.
I don't really have anything else to say about it right now. It's too hard.