Yes, a real journal page. Last year, I got myself a smaller version of the Strathmore Visual Journal--it's a 5 x 8 size--so a little more manageable size. I have the mixed media one--I love the paper in this--you can do anything you want to it. And I decided to use all of these art supplies that I have, but have been afraid to touch, because I don't know how to use them. I've said this before....I always love when I'm making art for myself....I always like it (most of the time).
watercolors, Prismacolor NuPastels (these are awesome to work with!), and Prisma colored pencils....the best part--mixing all of these mediums together. And....this is actually the second journal girl that I've done in this book--you can see the first one HERE .
Plus, I have 2 new art pieces for my Etsy shop. I'm still going with the black, red, and cream theme with the help of my painted papers, and some ephemera that I found when I was cleaning.
I used my sketch of this profile that I did last year again. I love her face, so I copied it on a dictionary text page. Don't you love today's world--what you can do with computers, digital cameras, and printers!! I would not have had a clue how to use my art like this 15 years ago. And on the subject of dictionary pages---my Favorite collage background--they're very thin, and the older ones have images throughout the book. I've been using this extra large one that I think I paid a dollar for--pages and pages of it, and it doesn't even look like I've used it at all. My favorite part are the random words that you find AFTER the artwork is finished. You'll see the name Amelia is on her cheek..so I guess that must be her name--right??
Okay..I'm rambling again....I'll just show you the rest of these art pieces...
....on these very deep 6 x 6 canvases from Dick Blick
......mixing my painted papers with stamps and ephemera......