Touchy Feely (Texture)
Finally a topic I can relate to - I LOVE texture!
I already mentioned this - some time ago, a friend was going through my journal saying "you almost want to touch it..." and I was like "Oh my, DO touch it, it's meant to be touched!" I just love to run my fingers over the texture of my artwork!
Art Challenge: Fabric
Journal Prompt: The Fabric of Your Life
I was a bit hesitant to use fabric in my journal as I didn't want to add any unnecessary bulk to it. But then I found a piece of a thin mesh (from a mosquito net) in my stash that could be used.
I glued it down and covered it with gesso. Then I applied some Distress Paints.
I added some acrylic ink drippage and some white splashes.
Art Challenge: Stitching
Journal Prompt: "All that I'm after is life full of laughter."
I'm not very good at stitching - my mother gave me a sewing machine for my birthday a couple of years ago (a box of chocolates would make me more happy...) but I rarely use it. I fear it, I only have a basic knowledge of what it can do and it petrifies me. Also, I had no idea how to incorporate stitching into my Moleskine notebook (other than glue something stitched into it).
So I cheated and went for false stitching. I found a paper in my stash that had stitching (and various other ribbon/lace/fabric motifs) on it and collaged it into my journal.
Then I added some acrylic paint...
... and some stamping. I carved this mini triangle stamp from a piece of rubber. Love it! It's perfect!
Art Challenge: Modeling Paste
Journal Prompt: Rising to the Occasion
Oh, my favourite theme - give me stencils and a jar of modelling paste and I'm happy.
I started with a deli paper that had been used to dry another page with red/orange/yellow Distress Paints on it.
Then I added more paints.
I used black modelling paste through my stencils (I have the same design in two sizes).
Finally, I added some glitter on top of the modelling paste.
Art Challenge: Cheesecloth
Journal Prompt: Say Cheese
I somehow wanted to draw a face for this challenge. I don't normally do that - as most of the faces I draw look like zombies. But I really love how she turned out.
Art Challenge: Textured Paper
Journal Prompt: I’m so not feeling it!
I'm in a neon mood now - I've always liked bright colour but never neons, so we'll see how long is this "madness" going to last...
I had some left-over embossed pieces of cardstock. I painted them with neon acrylic paints, cut them to small pieces and collaged them all over the page. Then I glued down some die-cut pieces.
Finally, I added purple ink drippage. I like the page but I'm not happy about the layout - the journaling/calendar part isn't really complimenting the page on the left. But once I add the journaling, it might be OK.