* alizarin crimson and burnt sienna produces rich dark reds
* burnt sienna and paynes' grey =lush moody grays
* ultramarine blue and burnt sienna = rich rich darks
Anything is fair game...this is from the packaging of one of Tara's toys. I love the simple yet profound message...B. you!! Sometimes when I am super stressed I will just prepare pages. Looking through papers and applying paint to paper just soothes me...there is a very meditative quality to painting without purpose. And nothing is ever lost on this journey...it comes back to me later when I paint on canvas!
This is the lower half of the page above...half of her dress is patterned paper and the other half paint. Then I used a black Sharpie to draw over both parts to unify the whole dress. I cut the flower out from patterned paper and the "ART" letters are chipboard . I use a lot of scrapbook supplies in my journal...there are such amazing things out there now. I love Tim Holtz products!!
I love using sheet music and drawing over patterned paper (like I did on the heart above). The white is gesso (watered down) that I applied over dried paint...I sometimes add more paint (burned sienna watercolor mottles really well over gesso) over the white (after it dries) for rich texture and depth or ...just leave it as is.
*30 Journals 30 days
*Soul Journaling (I sooooo want to take a workshop over here!!!)
*D.J. Petit (I love how she alters her book covers!!) Plus she has awesome links in her sidebar!!
*Kelly Kilmer (I am so going to take a class with her!)
*True Vision: Authentic Art Journaling
*Taking Flight: Inspiration And Techniques To Give Your Creative Spirit Wings
A few books I want to get!
*Creative Wildfire:An Introduction to Art Journaling
*The Art Journal Workshop: Break Through, Explore, and Make it Your Own
*Sorry-I tried to put links for all these books but it kept on getting all wonky:( You can google them!
patterned paper/newpaper/old book pages
Portfolio Oil Pastels-they go on like butter!
Mixed Media sketchbook-I use one by Canson.
Golden fluid acrylics
Stabillo pens (they have a really fine point and come in awesome colors!)
white gel pens...Sakura is the one I am using right now
bubble wrap/stamps/plastic forks etc...to create texture/pattern
*If you would like to share some of your fave tips/techniques...boy, would I love to know!! Always looking for new things to try out...