Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Which comes first, the picture or the page?

When I approach a journal page it is usually with no image in  mind.....I like to just start on a background and let it go from there.  But in Judy's class I have learned that a whole spread can be determined by one picture.  I have a copy of this picture, which I love, sitting around since I took my first online class with Misty Mawn.  So this time I chose some complementary colors and painted the background and did some stencilling with the picture in mind.
After playing around with the placement I decided it needed to be torn apart and some more paint elements were needed, so I ended up with this.....
I'll eventually do some written journalling when the mood strikes or I find a quote I like.  My other pages in this journal are pretty much backgrounds waiting for the right picture, quote, or inspiration.

This background was done a few days ago and ended up looking like this yesterday.....

And I never really liked this background page that I did earlier in the class so decided to add some watered down Gesso, some fun collage from an old pattern book I found in a thrift store, so it made quite a transformation.
And here are a few more WIP's (work in progress).........

So as you can see I'm all over the place with  this-which is why I love mixed media and art journaling.  I can try new things and do a little of everything.  Now I'm going to go work a bit on my abstract class.

Have a great week and go do something you love!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog - it led me directly to your treehouse. You have created some lovely spreads! Judy Wise is such an inspiring artist, isn't she? I loved her class.