In the process of cleaning/rearranging/moving my office recently, I came across an unfinished canvas. It is pink, and cute, and I have no idea where I was going with it. More than that, I have no idea where to take it now. Has that ever happened to you? What did you do? Do you have any thoughts for this one?
Category Archives: mixed media
This year I have been taking a class called When Frogs Sing. I love it! We learn something new every 3 weeks. Lately, I have been posting more of what I have done in the class. This last round we have been learning how to draw, shade and color folk and semi realistic faces. Here are a couple I have done. I call them ‘my 2 blonde girls’ (although, they are really both the same girl. 😉
Well, my goal this week was to get 3 books bound, but really, it was closer to 2 and a half. But I think I can be ok with that… Still a pretty good week for me, and I always enjoy this process 🙂
Here is a picture of the second one I made using my Own Stuff…
I love this one! I started with a bunch of tissue boxes I had. So I started cutting them up (for the pages). Then I realized a had a lot of cardboard of comparable sizes, so those when in the pile too. I kept cutting, and soon had a pile about and inch and a half tall. Perfect! I used an old pizza box lid and cut it in half for the covers. Then I covered those with mono-printed deli-paper. I stitched it together with left over sock yarn (yes, I have A LOT of this (maybe 200 balls? I have knit many socks before I discovered paint…). I was introduced to THIS video months ago, and I love it because it is single sheets (no fold) and lays as flat as a coptic stitch binding. Added a little more paint, stamped some flowers. A little more paint, a few embellishments from the embellishment drawer (including a Tim Holtz), she is done and ready to throw some paint at! 🙂
What did you create this week?
PS- next week is alter-something week. but I have never done it before. any ideas what I should alter? any tips?
Well, today, I got a bit more art journaling done. And it felt pretty good. I was having a bit of a low and quiet day. I didn’t have much of an attention span, so adding layers, and letting them dry was perfect. It served as just enough of a distraction. I’m not sure if it got me in to, or out of my head, but it was what I needed. And I learned something. I hate crackled. But that was for a different project. I can’t believe I took so much time on it this week, and let it stress me out like it did. Anyhow, here is the one I worked on today, and am going to share. I don’t know if I like it yet, let alone love it. It has a lot going on. But I do like the layers, and I like the texture. I am just going to keep adding to it until it’s more cohesive. And by the time it is done, I will like it… 🙂
So, the big question… did I “Your Stuff… Use It!” today? You bet I did. I keep a bowl on my craft table, that I put any bits in, that I think may be large enough to use for something. Cut out circles. Bits of twine. Pattern paper. Anything that feels ‘reusable’. I even have a window from and envelope in here. So, that is what I used for my first layer. That blue came off off something and smeared around (threads maybe?). Next was a white wash layer, followed by a layer of glued on pieces of book pages. From here, I am thinking another white wash layer maybe, and I am seeing a large flower, or a girl. We shall see…
Did you do any art journaling this week? Did you use stuff you already own? Please leave me a comment down below so I can come see! 🙂