“Paint, glorious paint…” a slight misquote I grant you – but after a long absence (at least a week!) its so good to be slinging paint again!! Even in my little journal!
The colour’s not very good in the photo, the original is a more peacocky colour! I created it with some acrylic paint, stencils and a bit of spray paint!
Then I went back to my recycled journal to make some more background pages.
I don’t really like pink… I know girls are supposed to, but I never have! So it was really quite a surprise for me to create such a pink page! I used a lot of different types of paint; acrylic paint, acrylic ink, fluorescent paint, spray paint, a few stencils and a homemade stamp.
I reverted to type and went back to my more usual colour palette.
That’s better… Sigh! All that pink… very worrying! I used acrylic paint, stencils and homemade stamps to make this page.
Last but not least, I dug out a piece of recycled cardboard for a change.
I do like working on recycled cardboard – it’s such a forgiving medium. It just sits there and takes whatever you throw at it! In this case it was acrylic paint, spay paint and stencils.
I really think I’m overdue for a Big piece of cardboard. So watch this space!
I thought it was about time I caught up with posting some more pictures from my journal.
This is my interpretation of the last of the sketch noting prompts. The first one is pretty simple to interpret, but can you guess what the second one is all about?
I ran out of time on the 21st and spent five minute drawing these interlocking shapes.
I started this page off using water colour pencils and neocolour ll crayons, then I just couldn’t resist the call of the paint any longer! I used acrylic paint and stencils to finish it off.
This last page was created using acrylic paint and stencils.
Just in case you thought I’d forgotten to play digital, I had a little break from essay writing tonight and played with gradients and blending.
First I made it in colour…
… and then I desaturated it to turn it black and white. I can’t decide which one I like best. Which one do you prefer?
Just because I haven’t been posting, doesn’t mean I haven’t been journalling! I treated myself to a little pocket journal, and have been doing my five minutes + every day! I made this title page at the beginning of the book…
… using my Rotring Rapidograph pen to draw with, then colouring with watecolour pencils and Neocolour ll crayons.
We’ve been learning about sketch noting, and I have to admit, I’ve really enjoyed using this way of journalling as you can see from these pages.
This last page is my version of a bit of psychoanalytic theory, adapted from a paper by Anita Bragg & Patricia Fenner (2009), which I’m talking about in my course essay at the moment!
Following on from yesterday’s success, I’ve managed to create another journal page using the scanned digital technique. Yay!
This is the background I created in my altered journal using acrylic paint, home made stamps and stencils.
And this is my digital interpretation of todays ‘When Frogs Sing’ journal prompt.
I finally got around to processing the second of my recycled cardboard paintings from the other day. I created it using acrylic Paint, acrylic ink, stencils and moulding paste.
You can’t really see the relief on the big picture so I took a couple of detail pictures to show it off. It makes a lovely textured surface – I really love texture!
And you know what – I haven’t played blending for ages! So I just had to try a little blend here! I really like how this one turned out. What do you think?
Ive been wanting to keep a Journal for a long time now but haven’t managed to get started. So when I saw Rhomany’s ‘When Frogs Sing’, Journalling course I signed up for the year! I had to smile to myself while watching todays video – I have this little problem – I love making mixed media backgrounds, but I’m not so good at adding the journalling. But then I thought “why don’t I add it digitally” – so that’s what I’m doing!
This is the scan of the first page which I created in my altered book/journal using acrylic paint and a home made stamp.
And this is the page after adding digital text and images. Journey is my word for the year and Badger is my totem animal for 2014. My colour for the year is Phtholo Blue Green Shade.
Yeah – my first journal page complete!
Happy New Year to you all! This post has been a long time coming, but December was a totally chaotic month with so much going on that I scarcely had time to breathe! However… January is here now, and I have started creating art again! In fact I spent most of New Year’s Day painting up in my studio – what a great way to welcome in the new year!
I created 2 images on recycled cardboard and 5 journal pages in my recycled journal. I had a bit of trouble getting my scanner to work after it’s long rest, but the perseverance paid off! I created this piece using recycled cardboard, acrylic paint, stencils and spray paint.
I’ll post the rest of the images over the next few days as soon as I’ve finished processing them. (I’m busy struggling to write an essay for my course at the moment!) So keep watching this space.