Saturday, September 1, 2012

A weed can be beautiful

I have a journal page to show you today. This journal is actually a large leather bound photo book that I found at a tag sale a long time ago.  The pages are heavy duty paper and there is a waxy tissue paper between each page. It's a wonderful journal because I know the pages won't stick together.

I wish I took pictures of my process in making this page. It didn't start out as this at all. I kept experimenting and not liking how it was turning out. There is tons of paper and paint on this page. I will show you a couple of close ups so you can see some of the paint coming through.  I added modeling paste to the page and then covered the whole thing in Gesso.  Once it dried I had a clean slate and I knew exactly what I was going to do.

 
The photo of the dandelion was one I took and won second place for a competition for a camera club.  Once a month I go through all my photographs and print them on one sheet of photo paper then I store them in my art room to use for projects.
 
Here is a close of the page. You can see the other paint colors coming through and the texture of the modeling paste.
 
 
 
 
As I said before I wish I took pictures of the process but when I start a page in my art journal I lose all sense of reality and then it's finished.  This page took me almost 3 hours!
 
I'm linking this to Julie's Art Journal Every Day. You should go over and take a look at Julie's pages plus every one's who linked up!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
 
 
 

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the beauty of your pages! When you print the pictures- how do you keep them organized? I am trying to figure how to organize all of the "inspiration" clips, scraps and randoms etc I keep for my creativity and am buried in clutter in my Creative Space!

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  2. LOVE the end result of your journal page! The composition is wonderful and the textural elements are fab!

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