I started a new art journal recently and wanted to share a new page. I've always loved the movie "Dead Poets Society" and especially one of the lines where Robin Williams' character quotes Walt Whitman poem... "the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse." Powerful stuff. I'm not sure what the advertisement is for, but there has been an ad on TV lately with that quote, so it's been on my mind. Wanted to use it on this page...
I started with a brayered background of fresco paints, added some of my brayer clean up / collage papers around the borders. Then, to do some blending, I did a little finger-painting - OMG - think I'll be doing more of that! FUN! I was having trouble getting the blended look I wanted and just dove in with fingers - worked beautifully! I added a little bit of stenciling around the edges with the new Dylusions "blocks" stencil and white paint.
I tore several strips of dictionary paper and wove them together over the background, attaching them with my beloved Glue 'N' Seal (since I learned it was being discontinued I went out and bought SEVEN pots - the big ones!!!) Painted a sketchy circle with watered down little black dress paint and added the Whitman quote, making it a little more personal by saying that "I WILL" contribute a verse.
Stamped one of my pod shapes onto some turquoise collage paper so bring some of that color into the piece (lots of it in the border), and then added about a million dots with black and white paint pens. It's an awesome way to fill in space with texture.
Finished by adding a scribbly black border, overlapping all the collage pieces, and filling in the overlapped areas with a white paint pen.
I haven't done a lot of art journaling lately, so I feel like I'm getting my feet wet all over again - going to do at least one page a week and see where it leads. This journal will be just for PaperArtsy stuff - paints, my stamps, etc.
Hope you all have a great weekend - see you next week!