Saturday, 27 February 2016

Art Journalling with a Key theme

I have a lovely collection of large keys on my window sill in my lounge.  I acquired them from a car boot and was very please to give them house room.  They have been coated with a thick black paint so I guess most people would have passed them by, but I thought they had some presence.

My journal is a mix of different papers including brown paper, I love a challenge although it is rather difficult to work with thinner paper.

This page has evolved over a period of time.  First I added torn strips of masking tape in readiness for when I wanted to use the page.  I love using excess paint of my brush on other pages in my journal. I'd been using gold one day and like the idea of creating a shimmer on the brown paper. After sketching the keys using my waterbased wash pens I ripped off the masking tape which also tore away some of the key images.  I just went over them and this gave them a two-tone effect. I then wrote over the whole surface using a pink metallic gel pen.  I love the way the writing looks pink then silver in some places.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Make a Wish

Just the gesture of this vintage lady gave me the idea for this page.  I thought her headdress looked like a dandelion clock.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

I give myself permission to play

A great way to get yourself started.  I used the phrase, "I give myself permission to play".  One of the group suggested that this journal page had the feel of "Three Acre Wood" in the Winnie the Pooh Stories.