Sunday, September 26, 2010

More Journal Time

I have actually been working a lot in my journal this last couple of weeks. I have created a couple of "Flopportunities", a new arty word I learned last night on Paula's UStream. But I kept changing them until I was satisfied. And I went out searching for Golden's Colbalt Teal paint this weekend. This must be the most popular paint color in the world, because I could not find it anywhere. I wanted it in liquid but alas I finally settled for Liquitex Heavy Body in a tube because the lady that sold it to me gave it to me for 50% off. I actually bought a craft paint turquoise that I thought I could live with BUT it goes down very grainy so that was out.

This is a journal page I worked on this weekend. That creepy face above it (that I didn't know I got a shot of) is for a another page I am thinking about. I have a ton of books and magazines that I buy only to cut images out of and that is where he came from. You will see him again soon.

This page is what I created along with Paula last night on her UStream, Journal Artista is Paula's name on everything she does. Look her up, you won't be disappointed. I used the insides of some security envelopes for the strips on this. I was glad I thought of those. I think it came out OK. Don't know if I am completely finished with it or not yet.

And one more page. This time I used alcohol inks on it and then I didn't spritz enough water on the ink to make them run real good, so this is what I got. I do believe I see about 5 faces in these, including a couple of bunny's. So I will have to get them to peek out soon. Faces are fun to create. There is a technique that I don't know the name for where you just look away from the paper and scribble, and then try to create something out of that scribble. That is always fun to do when you just don't know what you really want to do arty. I always try for faces.

Hope everyone had a great weekend.


~Barb~ said...

Alcohol inks are something I have so not conquered...everything I do with them never turns out quite right. I love the idea of looking for faces in the "spots." Love your pages, though...always such a joy to see your creations!
I can't wait to see what you come up with in class, too. YAY! I'm so excited! (Thank you so much!)

Lotus said...

AWesome work CB!
Good to see you making time for journaling again.

I hope to get some art done this "weekend" after the house cleaning and laundry...

I see bunnies in the last page too!
Take it easy

Parabolic Muse said...

I like the journal page. So much going on, and the colors are groovy.

I did not even think to look in the Crayola section of the office supplies. You KNOW that's what I"m doing next.