Monday, November 21, 2011

Art Journal Monday

128I have made a few really detailed pages in my large scale art journal that I want to share with you. I took a few step-by-step photos of each and I plan on sharing a few of these pages with you over the next couple of weeks. I will try to have them posted on Monday of each week. Let me know what you think. See more after the jump.
Supplies:
Large recycled book ( I used an old Atlas from the thrift store)
Gesso
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Tube Acrylic Paint
Sharpie
Various Leaf Stamps
Stamp Pad
Bubble Wrap and various household items to create texture.
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Apply Gesso to your page to cover the print.
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This is the palette of colors that I used, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Vermillion, Crimson, and Burnt Sienna.
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I used Crimson to base coat. I thought using a small brush would be fun but it was taking forever so I broke out the big 1 inch brush. It worked a lot better.
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I blended most of the colors on my palette and used a pretty good amount of water to create a wash effect.
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I went through my collection of texture and found a few to try out:
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This one is using the metal texture piece and bubble wrap.
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This was the only black stamp pad that I could find. I am still trying to find everything that I had packed in boxes to move into my studio space. It worked great. It came in a stamp kit that I bought at Michael’s a few years back and it works great on plain paper and gave just the look I was going for on my page.117
I have a bunch of cling stamps from Michael’s $1 bin that have been in my collection for ages. I just randomly stamped them in the corner of the page not really planning this but it turned into a tree shape. I was just think fall leaves at this point of the page.
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I forgot to mention that I also used a few metallic color pencils to make circles on the page before I started adding any detail to the page. I used a few other shapes for the other side of the spread and created a different style of tree for it. After I finished stamping I drew a trunk shape with a Sharpie and outlined the leaf shapes and added veins to each one of them.
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I had a blast making this page and it is the first major art journal page that I have made in my new space. I hope you enjoyed this step-by-step page.
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3 comments:

Rebekah L. said...

Very nice!

Vicky said...

That is gorgeous! I love what you have done with the different textures. I am a new follower visiting from Sumo's Sweet Stuff. Don't you just love bubble wrap? Your project reminds me of some bubble wrap prints I made with my kids. http://www.messforless.net/2011/09/bubble-wrap-prints.html

Jamie said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! What a great journal page.
I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.
Jamie
http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.



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