The Documented Life Project~the Journal,
is focusing on Layers this month. Above,
the art journal spread for pages that were
to have five layers (or more) built up to
create the final art piece.
1.) I began by adhering different types
of paper to the pages, including
vintage book text and illustrations,
ledger paper, and
security envelope designs.
2.) A thin layer of gesso paint went on
next. I left the illustrations 'as-is'
just because I liked them that way.
3.) Now some fabric bits, more book text,
and a scrap of painted paper.
4.) Acrylic and watercolor paint were
added, and some small bits of embroidery.
The colors contrast with
the black and white illustrations
The final layer is Sharpie pen. I try to
repeat motifs from elsewhere in the
composition into the pen work. The flower
drawings are repeated from
the fabric scraps.
The words that came out
onto the page point up the
difference from the 'sweet' colors
and vintage illustrations.
"In 2015 it seems that there is nothing left
to privacy any more...from television
commercials discussing our most
intimate bodily functions, to Tweets and
internet posts--nothing seems to be
off limits or Too Much Information!?
When did we trade our Dignity for money
and a consuming desire for attention?
(she said as she prepared to
post her art work on-line)"
Linking up with Elizabeth's
T Tuesday party, and sharing yet
another coffee cup drawing...
Wishing you a lovely St. Patrick's Day
with lots of Irish Luck, shades of
green, and sunshine!