Take A Sip Out of Life!
Here's a new spread in my junque journal I created.
(Click HERE to see my Junque Journal How-To).
Background 3: Oil Pastels
The face spread did not start out like this...
I had first painted the page with gesso
like shown above BUT I originally
had something else in mind where
I had drawn the eyes and then had
a favorite quote with it,but things
didn't turn out the way I had
envisioned...don't give up when
this happens because often times
a "happy accident" happens where
your idea takes a whole different
turn, but ends up working out!
Since my idea did'nt turn out I decided
to create a face around my original eyes.
I used one of my favorite products
Portfolio water soluble oil pastels
because I can draw with them, and
(wipe off and restart if necessary)
use my fingers to smear and blend
the colors together so easily. After
I will seal them with PYMII then
outline areas with a fine sharpie.
If your not comfortable drawing faces
try drawing abstract designs blending
and smearing the colors so you get
Background 4: Layered Acrylics
For Background 4 I started out
by swiping plain acrylic craft paint
across the page just to give it a basic
background. I didn't mind that it wasn't
fully covering the words because I was
adding several layers of acrylic paint.
Punchinella (aka sequin waste)
Here I began layering my page using various pieces of
sequin waste, stencils and acrylic paint. I have found that
using a make up sponge works the best for me when
I'm pouncing the paint over the punchinella and stencils.
The idea is to keep adding layers on top of layers,
but make sure that you first dry each layer.
You can see how each layer adds more depth. At this point I
used a foam stamp and some white acrylic paint and stamped a
larger design. I then went back again lightly with the punchinella
to help blend the layers and give even more depth.
Now that I finished my layering
I wanted to add a bold image
which I found by way of some
junk mail from Barnes and Noble.
I created the straw from some
twisted paper and then wrapped
it with craft tape. Once I adhered
it to the page I outlined the tea glass
with a dark oil pastel and blended
it in to give the image some
Next I sealed the page using PYM II
so that I could then go back in with
my pens to write my message. I've
found sealing the pages helps not clog
up my pens. Otherwise the paint has
a tendency to get into the nib and then
they don't want to write.