Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Art journalling mojo

My scrapbooking mojo may have left the building for a while but my art journalling mojo has taken up residence in its place! I am really enjoying doing these journals and am trying to doodle something everyday.
This one has my fav poem on it. I covered the page with old texts and music sheets and then drew the face and the bird over the top. I then used my watercolour crayons for the background and some stamps to finish it off.

On this one I wanted to try using some masks. I have not had a lot of luck using masks on my other pages, the colour always seems to leak underneath the mask, but I have found what the problem was...I need to be patient and wait for the paint to dry so that the mask sticks to the paper! I covered this page with brown kraft wrapping paper and old text pages and then gessoed over sections of it. I cut the lady from a magazine and used re posisional spray to stick it down. I used watercolour crayons to paint the background, let that dry and then used Tim Holtz alphabet mask for the words and a compass mask and inked around them with distress inks and used some mica sprays. I drew the poppy heads on and wrote the quote on the ladys body. I am really pleased with how this has turned out and will be practising with masks some more.

Also, I only have two pages left to complete on the sketchbook project and then I can get that sent off. I am pleased I took part in the project, even though I am rushing the end pages slightly to get it sent off in time! I will post them when Im done.
Thanks for looking,
Sami x


Sherry Edwards said...

Two fabulous pages Sam. I can't decide which one of them I like best! I love the first one with the text and music collage showing through. The second one is fab, love the colours and your masking is brilliant, great idea using a figure from a magazine (something else for my very long 'to do' list!!)

Carmen said...

Agree with Sherry - can't decide between the two they are both gorgeous. I'd never heard of that poem in the top one, it's lovely. Good tips on the masking too, thanks :) And also for the info on my blog about the gel ;)

Lorraine said...

what a great journal page..I like the music pattern showing through

LadyBug said...

these are both great!!! I say long live the lack of scrapping mojo if this is the result!!! I adore looking through your art journals when i come over for coffee. hurry up and get that other finished so i can video it!!!! see you friday night for some cricut fun ;) Pxx