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Monday, February 6, 2012

Working In A New Journal

I got a new book to make into a journal for the Supplies Me Class with Jane Davenport. Its an old book on whaling. Its bigger than the other books I have altered and I think I am going to like the size.

After gessoing the page I put down strips of collage material from old books, music collections and some wallpaper.

Then came a layer of alcohol ink.

I added stamping to the background using a script stamp and then some of my hand carved stamps. I like hte texture it added to the background.

I drew a face which I have marked out in gesso.

Then I painted the face using Golden Fluid acrylics. She sort of looks like an old world portrait to me.

At this point I lowered the neck on her dress and decided to make a dress from some gorgeous paper I have. I am not sure if the red dress goes with the purple hair but I went with it anyways.

For the opposite page I wrote a letter to accompany this portrait sent from one artist to another.  As you can see they both seem to know the model.  I used a simple piece of  beige paper that I added some brown edges to that got a little out of hand but I like the messy look.  I used a dip pen and ink to write the note and attached it with Tim Holtz tissue paper tape.

Here they are both together.  These pages didn't  not turn out as I had planned at the beginning. They reallyy evolved to become their own thing. I really had to follow the muse with this one.