Tuesday, 22 January 2013

ART JOURNAL...

Well I thought it was time to have another go at art journalling...it's something I've dabbled in over the last few years but never really gotten into as I could never get the hang of the layering but I am determined to have another go so with that in mind I stumbled across a YouTube video...but for the life of me I can't find it again...do you have any idea how many there are on that site;0)

 Started of with a layer of gesso and then painted the page with some water and then added the colour which is wiped down to soften it....added some white to soften a bit more...have to say it is actually a little brighter IRL...winter not good for indoor photography I suspect unless you have all the proper gear(or know how to use your camera to the best of its capabilities..lol.)
 
 Some torn music sheet added and a touch of yellow paint along with a lovely harlequin stamp...I really would like a much bigger one that I have...
 
 Cut out some hearts and stuck them on...
 
I like this last bit that I have done so far...using a charcoal Inktense pencil to highlight them and make them really pop...
 

I'm not finished yet as I am waiting for a(nother) new stencil/template to arrive along with some dimensional paint but so far I am really pleased with it and feel a bit more confident...I think a lot of it is all in the drying process and making sure each layer is dry before adding the next to avoid the muddy colours!!!
 
Hope it's not too snowy where you are...I'm just off to pick the kids and a couple of their friends up from school early as it hasn't stopped all day.
 
Thanks for looking!
Kirsti xx