This journal page began as an experiment with new stencils - Crafter's Workshop Template 6"x6" - City Grid and Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Stencils - Shattered and a new set of Ranger inks. I added impressions from homemade stamps in circles and zigzags. What emerged was a geometric pattern that called for an overlay of map images. In my stash, I found my tourist maps of Hanoi that had the blue and yellow needed. An old art book provided the text. I scanned architectural images and converted them to stamp outlines with photoshop and printed them on transparencies. What I really enjoyed was the unpredictable randomness that led me in what seemed to be obvious directions. Love art journaling!
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
I filled several pages of my journal with my stamps of flowers then had to decide how to use these backgrounds. I used images from my sketchbook which I photocopied and glued to the page. To make the copies more transparent, I filled in the back side with a solvent based marker - one yellow and one brown. I used a variety of media to paint on the faces to try to add some dimension. I will keep practicing learning to draw.