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A friend and I video taped our art play as we traded canvases after each step - see how it all turned out!

Artistic collaboration is a fantastic way to spur growth and creative exploration.  When Kirsten Reed stopped by for a visit, we wanted to create together with a twist.  After we completed each layer, we traded canvases.  Working layer by layer, our styles collided and crashed and pushed us each out of our comfort zones in the best way possible!  We video taped the whole thing so you can see how we approached each layer.  You’ll notice a few differences between us right from the start.

Watch  When artists collaborate and play on YouTube.

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Something as simple as book text as an early layer created the foundations that would become something more by the end.

A friend and I video taped our art play as we traded canvases after each step - see how it all turned out!

You knew there would be some stencils in this somewhere, and there certainly were!

A friend and I video taped our art play as we traded canvases after each step - see how it all turned out!

So…Kirsten looked at the layer she was working on and noticed how the words had randomly stenciled.   After a very long laugh…she added a little paint right over that 3 letter word.  The muse has quite a sense of humor.

A friend and I video taped our art play as we traded canvases after each step - see how it all turned out!

Here are the souvenirs of our play time together. Thanks Kirsten for a fun afternoon!

A friend and I video taped our art play as we traded canvases after each step - see how it all turned out!

 

A friend and I video taped our art play as we traded canvases after each step - see how it all turned out!

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Prilled to Share!

gelli-print-artsy-carolyn-dube-2I’m Prilled to share my latest guest post over at CreateMixedMedia!  That’s not a typo…but I am prone to typos.  I am using Prills on a Gelli® print as I share how I embellished and built up a print.  Check it out over at CreateMixedMedia.com!

And…just a reminder…the survey (and the giveaway that goes with it) closes soon!  All the details are here. 

 

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I'm sharing my process and thought in my head as I art journal with spray painted papers

The secret of a mystery was revealed to me by my muse while I was art journaling.  Or perhaps she was having fun reminding of something I need to be reminded of every now and then.  Let’s just say the secret isn’t rocket science…  In this video, you’ll see how I deal with not being able to get my hand to do what my brain wants, as well as how I get rid of white space with white paint.

Watch  Solving a Mystery by Art Journaling on YouTube.

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After reading another post I had on spray painted papers, I was asked how these papers will react with paints and such since they are now so shiny and glossy because of using spray paints that were oil based.  I picked one of the papers for some art play in my journal to show how it behaves.  In the video, you’ll see this homemade patterned paper, made with my Linked stencil, that was the starting place for my play.

I'm sharing my process and thought in my head as I art journal with spray painted papers

The paper just didn’t fit in my journal. Crazy how it was too big and too small all at the same time so I just cut it up to fit exactly what I needed.

I'm sharing my process and thought in my head as I art journal with spray painted papers

All that white space had to go, so out came the paints.  In the video, you see how I used white paint to get rid of white space.  Yes, you read that correctly!

I'm sharing my process and thought in my head as I art journal with spray painted papers

I added a feeling of ancient mystery with the stencils Earth Song Symbols 1 and 2.  I didn’t have a feel where this was going until I added those symbols.  Ancient art mysteries kept running around in my head.  It was pretty busy so some dark blue acrylic ink knocked it back a bit.

I'm sharing my process and thought in my head as I art journal with spray painted papers

Once it was completely dry…okay mostly dry…I wasn’t willing to wait…I added some journaling with a white pen.  This is where my muse revealed the message in this art journal page…the secret to the mystery of art lies in doing.  Not thinking but doing, taking action.  Makes me think of that famous quote from Picasso, “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”

I'm sharing my process and thought in my head as I art journal with spray painted papers

Now, if you’ve watched the video, you know what all transpired here….in the end I decided to use some spray ink with a brush on the symbols.

I'm sharing my process and thought in my head as I art journal with spray painted papers

Final details for the symbols came from these adorably short fountain pens.  I ruin all sorts of pens writing in journals and bit by bit I am turning to fountain pens as I can get a fine line and usually can keep them from being ruined by paint that isn’t completely dry.

I'm sharing my process and thought in my head as I art journal with spray painted papers

The finished pages.  If you’ve enjoyed this post, I’d love it if you’d pin it or share it!  Thanks for being a part of this colorful journey!I'm sharing my process and thought in my head as I art journal with spray painted papers

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