Today's project was made using this week's SCS mix-ability challenge, SCS colour challenge and Mixed Media Mojo challenge.
I recently took one of Roben-Marie Smiths online classes ~ Art Journal Conversion ~. It was awesome and I highly recommend it.
I'm still pretty new to the mixed media world. I began last year, and have had limited time to actually work on anything. Most projects take hours for me to finish. However, I really enjoy the process and only hope to get better with practice.
Here is how I made my page:
I began by adding water and paint, swirling it around with a brush until I was happy. I then used a circle stencil and some sprays to add texture. On the right you can see that I used an alphabet stencil with some Brown ink, and was completely unhappy with it so tried to cover it up. I used some Gesso in various places to tone things down a bit.
Once I was happy the base, I pondered what to do about that brown area that I really just didn't like. I ended up using some book print with spray on it to cover most of it. The various circles were made using molding paste.
To finish my page, I did some doodling, stamping and a bit more texturizing, especially within the circles. I was actually going to do some journaling in the circle, but it ripped the paper, so I used a stamp instead.
So after pondering more I decided to make some changes. I think I like this better. I really disliked the brown stencil peeking out of the book paper circle. I also felt as though the other circles needed some black oil pastel shading around them.
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