Monday, January 2, 2012
Art Journal Pages/Spread?
Hey guys! I'm back with you guys for the second time in a row, and I'm glad that I'm actually getting around to devoting some time each day to blogging. I think that the whole "new year, new slate" deal has sort of helped me out a lot over the time. So today I was just working on some backgrounds and such, just trying to experiment with some different things on the page. These two pages are right next to each other in the journal, but I don't know if this is going to turn into a spread or not. Sometimes when I start two entirely different pages, they somehow evolve into a spread, even if I didn't initially mean for them to be like that. For some reason, that's what this page is saying to me. Doesn't it sort of look like it might turn into that? Oh well.
So basically what I was doing was some experimentation with Portfolio oil pastels and some paint scraping. On the left side, I wanted to it look like the blue in the corners and the red in the middle were mixing at the overlaps to make purple. It did end up looking somewhat like that, but instead of the two colors mixing like I wanted them to, I had to put some purple crayon where the colors met. Eh. It still works. And I do like it. On the other page, I'm not exactly sure what I did. I think I did some color scraping with a credit card as the base layer, and then added some circles/dots with the oil pastels. After that, I mixed some Mod Podge with water, and spread it over the page. While that was still wet, I added some watercolors into it. Yeah.
I would have had something a bit more awesome for you guys today, but I wasn't close to finishing ANY pages today. I started a bunch of backgrounds, but didn't complete any. Plus, I've been busy stalking the internal workings of the interwebs to find some ideas of what I want to buy at Michaels. For my birthday (Which is today! Yay!! I'm 15!!), I got a $50 gift card. But I don't really know what I want to get. If you have any ideas, leave them in the comments, and if they're not too expensive, I might consider it. I was hoping to go tonight, but I'm still not sure. Crossing my fingers over this way. :) I'll post my finds when I get them. And yeah. That's pretty much all I've got for you guys today. I wish you all the best of luck with your artistic endeavors, and wish you a good night. :D