Thursday, March 13, 2008

Journal Pages

I have jsut completed two new Journal Pages from the prompts given for this month. The prompts were :Hearts and Fears.
I was going to skip Fears altogether but then I decided that I really should not skate around the topic just because it was going to be a challenge. I actually did this one first!! that shocked me as well!!

I used to intensly dislike being alone. Now, not so much!!!! I think that this all changes once one has children, and you can"t even go to the restroom by yourself!!!!! Now I have a problem with being Isolated from others or left behind, forgotten. that is what this page is about. So I did it!!

Hearts was easy, easy and I had fun with it. There have been several techniques in CPS lately that I have wanted to try and I took this exercise as the perfect opportunity.

First I collaged the papers and then washed over them with periwinkle paint. Before the wash I did put down a coat of Matte Medium so I could wipe up paint in certain areas and move the paint around. then I added the stems and the hearts. I made the hearts after collaging some paper with roses torn from agardening catalog. After stamping over them and then washing with gesso I cut out the heart shapes and then added the gold edge. I will probably use the cut collage technique again- i was able to use up scraps and really focused on the colors in each paper rather than the actual patterns on the paper.

3 comments:

Ati. Norway. said...

Very interesting pages!

Marilyn Rock said...

Elizabeth; your journal pages are wonderful. I love how you dripped the dark paint down the page; cool! Art journaling is a terrific way of self expression. I need to get to mine; I have 3 gessoed pages that I've started about two months ago :) You're inspired me to begin. Thank you!

audrey h. said...

Your journal pages turned out great. Love those hearts but the 'isolation' page is incredible. Love how you represented the word.

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