Crusade 56 challenged me. Tell about myself as an artist…hmmm…I hadn’t thought about it much, I just did it. There are little scraps of paper all over the house today as I’d get a thought and write it down on any scrap I could find. When I looked at all my slips I realized a few things. I explore.
1. I like to work with paper, paint, and fabrics the most.
2. I thoroughly enjoy taking classes. I’ve taken classes in just about everything but glass blowing. I take pieces from these classes as I return to my trinity – paper, paint, and fabrics.
3. I am learning to just enjoy the journey without knowing exactly where it is going.
4. I really love shopping and buying but the supplies I use the most deal with paper, paint, and fabrics.
5. Color is powerful for me and has been for quite a while – hence the blog name – A Colorful Journey…
6. I have learned a great deal by looking at how a journal page evolves by taking photos while it is in process. I started doing that after taking a composition class & haven’t stopped. So, here is the evolution of this page.
A gesso base with a color wash over it. Then white paint with foam stamps for the title.A die cut I made brought more color to the page.A pink watercolor pencil to define the letters Blue circles from a stamp I carved. Blue lines from a sliced transparency. You can read that tutorial here.Words added in blue pen and white pen. A 2nd color was added around the title to define it further.A little glitter on the blue circles. Have to have a bit of sparkle. Added words in gray and went over it with purple.Added bits of fabric.Brought the die cut back and glued it down.I didn’t think the words, paper/paint/fabric, were easy enough to read so added a touch of purple to define them a bit more.Added a fabric tab at the top and gems to the lower fabric.The tab looked too plain. Added a metal E colored with alcohol ink.The metal E looked too plain so I added a bit of glitter paint to it and the tab. Added a few more words. White pastels on the blue circles, and blue smeared lines between the words. Signed it in purple.