"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Another Journal Page

I've been really busy designing projects and teaching classes but am trying to keep up with the art journaling challenge of playing at least ten minutes a day in my journal.  These are the results of the past week.

On this page I decided to just cut squares and rectangles of lots of coordinated scraps from other projects.  I glued them randomly (yet in a grid) to the page with gel medium.

To unify the patterns and colors, I added a thin wash of gesso - one of my favorite ways to tone down colors or unify a page.

I wasn't sure what to do next, but my husband attended a photography convention last weekend and brought alot of giveaway literature home.  He especially thought I'd like this darling photo of a baby - and I did!  I looked at it a few days on my desk and then thought it would be a great addition to the colors and feel of this page.  I tore it and glued it to the bottom of the page and then cut up and adhered a quote I had saved.

The page still needed more, so I used my new Pilot Permaball pen to outline each section and to draw scallops around the perimeter.  Done!  I'm liking it...


Elaine Akers said...

Your fabric pieces turned out great. Love how your did your pages and that baby is really cute. How nice of your husband to think of you. :-)
I enjoyed your latest cards and fiber storage ideas. I really need to tackle my bags of fiber.

DeeDee said...

Wow....thanks for telling how you did this page... i never have thought to use gesso...love this page lots.

Joanne Huffman said...

great journal page.

Autumn said...

Really proud of you for keeping this commitment, Susan. Such an adorable page! Love each and every aspect. Yay for you!

Sue McGettigan said...

Love this page, and thanks for the very cool gesso tip!!