Art journaling appeals to me. I like seeing other people's art journal pages and I get inspired to do my own. But then... I don't know what to do. So... I am taking an art journaling course (another one) with an artist whose work I really, really like -Dina Wakley's Art Journaling 102.
Whenever I spray something - no matter what - I put my 12x12 sketch pad down as a backing.
Unless it is too big, in which case I put down some of the butcher's paper that I snaffled from our move. I love this bit of butcher's paper that was used as a drop sheet for the girls when they were spraying 12x12 cardstock using a mask. Then I plopped my soggy bit of sprayed silhouette onto the middle of it. I love the result.
Before I started AJ 102 I was inspired by Dina's silhouette figures so I cut one out from a catalogue and had a go on a background that I had already made when I was doing Vivian Bonder's class.. This was my first attempt.
I still feel that I haven't finished this page so there might be more to it some time.
And here's another one cos I just had to use the mask more than once.
Now on to my first page from Dina's class. I had fun doing this. I cut out a figure from a catalogue and had a go at masking, stamping and then masking again. When I masked the second time I did it with paint and I really did not like the results (so I am not going to show you). Also the mask was a squishy mess that ended up being a squishy dismembered mess.
There's something not quite finished about this either. Oh I know. I didn't keep the bit that I cut the figure out of. What I'd really like to do is stamp inside the silhouttes. Hmmm.
The first print I did with this silhouette was on the butcher's paper and I thought "Ooooh. I like that!" So I printed it onto some yummy textured water colour paper. I like it just the way it is.
Okay. That's all for now.