The week surely rolls around quickly,
even when not much is happening.
I am having coffee and toast for breakfast...
I saw this B.S. quote on-line
and thought it was really cute...into
the journal it goes!
A new challenge presented itself this week:
Rae Missigman's Art Mark Making 30 Day Challenge.
Found it on Instagram, and I decided to go for it.
And to keep myself in practice with the
book binding techniques, I made a little
4" x 4" journal. I got the stitched binding a
little loose, but that will be a reminder for the
next one to make sure I tighten up the
stitches carefully. Painted papers collaged
on the front of the book.
I had this purple Canson paper on hand, that I'd
purchased on sale. The color may get really
old by the time I'm done with the little book,
but it will be a good exercise to work with
a color that I don't usually use.
The prompt "Open." The little paper square in
the upper right is a 'flower fold' that opens up.
Image above, "blurred" prompt on the
left, "free form" prompt on the right.
When you start the challenge a week late,
and miscount the pages up to the day you
start...put two prompts on one page!
Above, the "blended" prompt...as I worked,
I was reminded that wet-in-wet isn't the only
technique for blending color. The closely placed
dots can be a way of blending colors too.
and the "blotted" prompt: I painted a background
on the purple paper that had one coat of white
gesso applied. Then I applied a little gesso
over the background and blotted it up with
paper towels in several areas. Next came
the Sharpie marker drawing, and
a little watercolor and highlighter
added to the top layer.
Linking up with the T Tuesday blog hop,
because we all need to share a beverage
and have a chat once in a while.
It's all about how you interpret your day,
your prompts, your art, your life...