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Thursday, September 15, 2011

"unfurling" inspired art journal pages

I bought this mixed media book a couple of weeks ago and have been working through some of the ideas and inspirations in my art journal. It is chock full of great ideas and instructions and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in trying out new techniques. There are so many different sections but they are tied in together really well...not confusing or overwhelming at all.  There is a whole section on clay that I just may attempt; Misty makes it look super doable and the instructions are very detailed. She even has some cut out images in the back of the book to use in our journal or sketchbooks etc. So much fun stuff to try!
This is one of my journal pages...I took a pic of myself and printed it on regular paper and then glued it to my journal page. I used acrylic paints, watercolor crayons, a Pitt brush pen . I then used images from magazines, a piece of 7 gypsies tape at the bottom, the wings and the crown are from Misty's book (her cut out images)...journal pages are super super fun..no rules, no agenda, just going with the flow. I think I am going to write over parts of this.
This was a similar process. I used a pic of my face and then painted the rest in. There are pieces of collage, stamping, acrylic paints. As you can see...I am just loving tiaras of roses ...gorgeous!!! The image of the lady in the middle is another cut out from Misty's book and this figure is modelled after her style; it's not something I would have done by myself and it was so much fun to try! Tara just adores this page for some reason...maybe the colors and the roses and wings? I may even frame this for her nursery:)

9 comments:

Blissful Pumpkin said...

Looks great Soraya. Sounds like a great book. :D

jane said...

I LOVE these pages, Soraya! You look perfect with butterfly wings, they suit you...a free spirit. xx

SooZeQue said...

Ah Ha! I see the halo now, or maybe just some wings but I know it's there! :) Looks like so much fun. I'd love to start doing this type of art, but if I start one more project I won't have anymore table space as it is. Love all the new work ~ you're definitely on a roll, girl.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Oh my gosh...LOVING these! What girl doesn't want a crown of roses? So beautiful! :) I think Tara would love that lovely piece of her Mama hanging in her room. I just ADORE when pieces of art are not only beautiful, but so personal too. I looked through Unfurling on one of my many trips to Barnes...I am going to have to look again! Have a gorgeous weekend.

NatashaMay said...

Beautiful! I've been wanting to have a look in that book. :)

laurie said...

tara probably loves this picture of you because this is how she sees you - beautiful and with unlimited potential. :-) sounds like a book worth checking out.

patty said...

Oooo - very cool!! Yes, I think I do want to borrow the book.... not till you are done though! And thanks for helping to turn me on to art journaling - you're right, it is kind of addicting, but it's all good!!

Meegan, Blue Moon Mama said...

I've been meaning to buy this book and your recommendation just sealed the deal. I love the winged image of you!

eva diva said...

I love the new look of ur art, you're so brave in trying new creative approaches! I feel it's so important to always break out from our comfort zone! As usual you inspire me to the moon and back!