Wednesday, 23 January 2013

New Art Journal Pages

Hello Everyone,

Well, its the first post of the year and although it's a little late, Happy New Year.
This year I am going to try and create more and blog a little more often . Late last year I joined a group  called Sketchbook Friends.  I made the sketchbook/journal and posted the cover but didn't get around to doing any pages.

I decided that the cover was missing something so I added some stenciled flowers at the bottom in Lumiere paint in Russet.

Front Cover

Over the last few days I have completed two pages.

I  am a little disappointed how they turned out. I changed the look of the pages a number of times adding layer upon layer. Particularly the first page which originally looked like this.

Which I prefer to the finished page .
This is my first art journal so I expect it  will be trial and error until I eventually come up with a style of my own that I like.

This month I returned to my textile class and we started the year off by making a handmade felt picture.

Ideally felt pictures should be framed showing the outer edge of the piece so as to compliment the organic nature of the wool felt. But as you will see from the picture above the actual scene does not go to the end of the piece of felt so I prefer to frame it as in the picture below.

I don't think my textile tutor will agree but I prefer it that way.

Thanks for popping by.  I hope you will take a moment to leave a comment as they ar much appreciated.

Bye for now x