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

Monday, August 21, 2017

30-Day Art Marks Challenge - I'm Finished!

I finished the third 30-day Art Marks Challenge! It feels so good to have a tiny little journal filled with colorful pages! Due to all our traveling this month, I didn't actually do a page a day, but I did catch up on the pages whenever I returned home. So, it's not technically 30 daily art pages, but rather 30 days of art pages!

Day 19 - Scattered

Days 20 and 21 - Scratched and Collaged

Day 20 is one of my least favorites. I used texture paste, drawing into it with a skewer white wet. Once it was dry I painted with fluid acrylics so the paint would settle into the designs. I also scratched the surface, but the paste, though dry, was very soft. Oh well...

The collaged page all black and white papers - mostly the inside patterns of security envelopes.

Days 22 and 23 - Torn and Lettered

The base of the lettered page was a patterned paper with letters all over. Then I stenciled and stamped various alphabets and scripts in different colors.

Day 24 and 25 -Remnants and Found

These two pages were fun to do and could have even been reversed.  The remnants were pieces of a birthday card envelope along with a piece ofg-printed deli paper. The bird is salvaged from a notecard.

The found page is the remains of a very old package of white rub ons I found while rummaging through my stash. I wanted to use them up so I added them here to a gel-printed background.

Day 26 - Tattered

I'm not delighted with this page either, but I soldiered through it. I tore pieces of magazine pages and distressed the edges and faces. Done.

Day 27 - Collected

I had used a stenciled paper for this page when I bound the booklet and it had these three "tulips." I decided to "collect" them into a bouquet, then made marks over the entire background to make these pop.

Day 28 - Metallic

Again, the background was already done on this page. I encircled the purple dots with gold pen, added gold paint dots with the end of a paintbrush, doodled hearts with a silver pen and then used gold and silver foils over a "vintage" (maybe 15 years old?) adhesive shape.

Day 29 - Stitched

This page has some of my altered address labels for the background, along with a strip and circles of painted paper. I drew running stitches for the border and cross stitches where the papers met. I also did random messy machine stitching over the circles.

Day 30 - Closed

The background for this last page is a scrap of deli paper I had used as a palette for paints. I drew a "closed" flower and added white and black marks in the background.

And this is my finished journal! It's so cute and colorful and chunky!


Sue Kosec said...

I don't know how you do it but that doesn't matter. What matters is that you DO IT. And you do it quite well.

Thanks always for the eye candy!

Team Clark said...

Well done Susan! Congrats on finishing up this process, especially with such beautiful results. Hugs, Autumn