Thursday, July 10, 2014

Art Journal Prompt: Who is important to you?

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Art Journal Prompt:

List who is important to you

For this art journal page, I started with the idea of listing people in my life who are important to me.

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I used a scrapbook border under my title and 
sharpie paint pens to fill in the words.



How I arranged the page

Since I didn't want to rank them, I decided to write their names in a circle. I did keep my immediate family in the inner circle, and friends on the periphery. I also cropped the photo of the page so you can;t see the bottom. So if you think your name is missing from my "important" list, let's just assume you are on the cut off part of the page.

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I used a White Faber-Castell brush pen to add a 
translucent layer to make the text stand out.

Techniques Used

  •  I used old telephone books to use as layers in the collage, and was sure to rip out pages with my maiden name, my mother's maiden name and my married name. I love the way all the text looks peeking through.
  • The page is also layered with gelli prints, and paint.
  • For the words, I first outline in a uni-ball pen
  • These words are filled in with sharpie paint pens
  • For the title, I left the words the color of the background and shaded around the letters with a white Faber Castell pen. ( you can find in Michael's)
  • I used a scrapbook border under the title.
  • After all the letters are filled in, I go back again to re-outline the words.
  • When I was "finished" I didn't like the way the pastel colors worked with the background, so I changed them all to red. Do you think that was the right idea?
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Peek at the final journal page... I decided to turn the writing to red.