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

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Art Journal Page

My art journal has waited patiently for months for me to get inspired and get back to creating within it. Since I've been doing quite a bit of babysitting for my 10-month old grandson this month, I have not been able to create much. But yesterday I finally managed to take some time during naps to work on a page.

I was inspired by a similar page I saw on Flickr that interested me because the base page was created with random scraps, which I have lots of! I even remembered to take some photos of the process.

To start, I cut squares and rectangles of several scraps and glued them to the base. I then whitewashed over the papers with diluted gesso to blend the colors and patterns.

 Next I scraped some red paint with an old credit card in different areas and used bubble wrap to stamp with yellow paint here and there.

After that was dry, I stamped the foam leaf sprigs stamp with black paint.

I stamped the circles with a bottle cap and an empty tape spool using turquoise and dark blue paints.

The words are an old Inkadinkado stamp which I stamped with black Archival ink.

To finish and frame the page, I used red gelato around the edges, smudging with my fingers.

I was happy with my page and love the fun, bright colors. It was fun to just play once again in my art journal!


Rhonda Merry said...

I love it Susan. It is inspirational.

Linda Manning Findley said...

Cool Susan and great way to use scraps ....

Carolyn Dube said...

The play shows! This is so bright and cheery!