|Detail view of new art journal page.|
|Early in the journaling process.|
|Layers of gesso and oil pastel have been added.|
|The completed page.|
|GPP challenge using some newly learned techniques.|
This page started in the same Strathmore journal. I wrinkled a piece of tissue paper that had red and green circles, then applied it to the page with matte medium. I purposefully did not completely flatten the paper which left wrinkles and distorted the circle pattern. I cut out the poinsettia from a scrap of paper that managed to come home with us from the in-laws. (They are great about recycling regular gift wrap.)
The poinsettia was also applied with matte medium.
I knocked down the white background and neutralized the colors a bit with some walnut ink and a thin glaze of green oxide paint. Charcoal pencils, gesso and oil pastels add more character to the page. But the real star of this page is my new Sharpie poster paint markers. They were on my Christmas wish list along with Sharpie pens. I got Sharpies in spades. In addition to my requests, I also received a large assortment of regular Sharpie markers with fine points. I have NO excuse for not journaling.
I very loosely wrote over the top of the images. I'm trying to not make the pictures so precious. Using a wet, juicy marker helped accomplish that goal.
So there you go. That's my art out-put for the month. I hope to spend some time at my easel very soon.