I was so pleased with how this altered book page turned out! I was having no luck with gel medium transfers, so I experimented with packing tape and came up with this altered book page created in a hardbound world atlas I found in the local thrift store. If you would like to try packing tape transfers try this quick tutorial
Believe in Yourself June 19, 2010
I painted this in an altered book I’m working on. I wanted to work on using acrylics and blending them when painting faces and figures so that i get the shadowing right. I found that the wetter you keep your paint the easier it is to blend. I have so much to learn and am enjoying every second of experimenting with different techniques and mediums. What
s your favorite medium for color and blending ability?
Today was my Birthday! March 6, 2010
I had a great birthday today. I got a Wacom Bamboo Graphics tablet so I can start trying my hand at some digital art (Can’t Wait!!!). I also got some fun new art supplies, a new moleskine journal and dinner out with my lovely family! Funtimes!
I was just reading my first ever post on this blog and when I started I was hoping to post at least once a week! I’ve failed miserably! I will be the first to admit that consistency is not my strong point! I always have so much going on in my head I hardly know which way is up sometimes! I have also been completely immersed in my art journaling and Suzi Blu online workshop. I just signed up for two more workshops too, so I’m hoping to post some more stuff as I go along. I usually post everything on Flickr instead. Oh well…
Only time will tell if I can actually make this a habit. I’m a terrible writer! But tonight I feel like I’ve ended my Birthday evening on a good note! Nighty Night, or I guess it’s now a good morning here!
Suzi Blu’s Goddess & the Poet Workshop January 5, 2010
I’m taking my first online art workshop! I’m so inspired and happy to finally be getting some instruction on drawing faces! I chose Suze Blu because I fell in love with her quirky, generous and upbeat nature. I highly recommend!
This was my first sketch, and I am quite pleased!
This is my first sketch in my beautiful moleskine journal that I was so afraid to start for fear of ruining it!
Hear is the same sketch from above with added color and background elements. I think her face looks too harsh, and I messed up with part of her face!
Below is same journal page with added rub-ons that I went a little crazy with. I’m contemplating whether I should try and tone them down a bit with added paint or something, but I’m afraid of ruining it!
How to Alter an Un-Liked Art Journal | eHow.com December 15, 2009
For anyone participating in Creative Everyday 2009, December theme “Recycle”, here is a link to a wonderful article about creative ways to recycle old art journal pages that you just don’t like. It’s an inspiring article and gave me lots of ideas for the future. A perfect fit for December’s theme of “recycle”.
My first attempt at an ATC card(s) December 8, 2009
I love the idea of the Artists Trading Cards. I just created my first two. They are a lot of fun to create and I’m looking forward to doing more. Here are the results:
And this one below still needs some work so it’s not complete yet, but I like it so far!