I am definitely having fun now! Earlier this week, I watched all the great videos at
Teesha Moores site on how she art journals from the blank page on. Wonderful!
I kept thinking on it and wanted to try it - so I did today.
First I painted it - I like how bright it is.
Then just go wild and make a collage border, don't think just grab papers that you like and put them where you think they look good. So freeing! I am always so organized and planned out - so this was perfect for me. And it only took 10 minutes!
Collage part all done. I decided to have flowers and her reaching for them. You can't even tell here that those aren't her original eyes.
The next step was to go around the edges with pan pastels. I don't have them but I used regular oil pastels and just rubbed them with my finger and they worked good! An eraser can get rid of things you don't like.
It really makes things pop. I loved the turquoise pastel with the yellow and how that copied her dress.
Then was pen work. Using white pens, markers, crayons - just outline and define things you think need something. Again - all just your gut, and so cool to see what comes out without too much thinking!
And so far - ta da! I added some collage hands and stamp that I thought looked good. I drew in her scarf and striped leggings and boots and then outlined some things and added details.
The next step is lettering which is coming on Teesha's site soon. So I am gonna leave this for now and then post the finished page when it's done.
Go make some art!