Let's make a start...
Here's the third page I made at the Dina Wakley workshop at Art From The Heart last Friday:
This was the first thing I made after lunch when I felt that I could expand on the techniques I'd learned in the morning and really just explore. I began by cutting out a figure from a fashion magazine to use as a mask while spray-inking, a method explained by Dina.
Once I'd cut it out, I flipped it over and just went for it, spraying over it with an Altered Originals ink in 'Graphite' - which I liked so much I bought one for myself.
Did you notice that the model in the image above is wearing a zebra-print skirt? How could I resist? [If you're new here, this post might go some way to explaining my current zebra fetish!]. And once The Carousel Zebra was running around in my head, I decided to dedicate the journaling on this page to my impending etsy.com shop opening!
The rest of the page involved applying lots of layers of ink or paint through lettering and sunburst shaped stencils: Followed by outlining sections with oil pastel until I was happy with the number of colours and textures on the page:
Well then. I think that's all the art I can muster for now.
I've been in carboot and charity shop heaven with Hannah today and bought lots of lovely old children's books to play with. I can't wait to start turning some of the book pages into badges for my shop ...
[Ha! My shop ... still sounds funny when I say that!]
... but right now I am too tired and good for nothing creative. However, I'm not yet in my pyjamas ... so that's something, I guess ...
I'll see you tomorrow for the 4th and final part of this
drawn out and tortuous expertly curated trip round my art journaling.
See you then then.