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

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"Red" Journal Page

I've been playing along with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's Art Journal Every Day challenge since the beginning of the year, but I kind of fell off the wagon during a busy February! Yesterday I spent most of the day working on this double spread so maybe this now catches me up on the "10-minutes-a-day."

 On Feb. 25 Julie featured a guest post by Hanna of iHanna entitled "Collecting Colours."  She explores monochromatic color schemes.  I was inspired by her monochromatic journal pages and decided to do my own red one - love red!  This is the result. 

I started by making several blocks of different reds using water-soluble oil pastels, watercolor pencil, crayon, Twinkling H2Os, oil pastel and watercolor.  Then I started collecting and collaging any bits of red papers and odds and ends.  Included are some paint chips, a Hershey's kiss wrapper, ribbons, rick rack, postage stamps, labels, playing card, stamped images, chipboard and corrugated cardboard, plastic slide mount, bottle cap, magazine pics etc.  The 4x4 inclusion between the pages is an old time card. 

You can see the back side of the inclusion with the IBC Root Beer bottle cap in this photo.

Here's a closeup of the zipper flower I made from an old zipper from my sewing box.

This spread makes me happy.  I hope I can continue to keep up in March as it's so relaxing and fun to play in the art journal.  It's all about the process...


Autumn said...

Great pages, Susan!

Robin said...

That is an awesome spread Susan! Love your zipper flower :)


Scatter said...

Oh, Susan, this is wonderful! I love the paint chips, the tickets, and the flower! You've put together an wonderful collection of ephemera. It's all good!

Anonymous said...

Susan, This is beautifully creative.. keep on keeping on! ♥

Elaine Akers said...

Susan..Love your red journal pages. Awesome!!!

milkcan said...

Loooooooooove your monochromatic page! It's faboo!