Monday, December 15, 2008

Gesso, Texture & Shaped Pages

This is the result from latest prompt at
http://www.collagediva.com/souljournal/ . I used cupcake liners. (side story - I have a lot of these because my youngest son used to work for a restaurant and they were getting rid to these. So my son brought home a box full because he knew I could use them!!!!) So cupcake liners, paper doily things & a net bag from oranges. I glued these down first. Let that dry and added a layer of gesso. When I was using the heat gun I found that it scrunched up the netting. It was pretty cool to watch!! Then a couple more layers of gesso. I shaped the edges of the pages. I left a section at the top of the first page because it looked unusual. I realized that I need to change the shape of more of my pages!!! I will most likely do that in my recycled journal first. I have found that I am taking more "risks" in that journal. I think because I know if I don't like the result I can easily remove it and even (oh no!) throw it away.

8 comments:

Christy said...

Absolutely love it! Be risky, it is what makes your work unique from that of all of the others :) At the same time leaving the part because you thought it looked 'unusual' is absolutely right. You are listening to your muse (or self conscious) and the unusual is what will inevitably give your page that x factor if you will. Love these pages.

Wendy said...

I love what you did.Mmm must try the heat gun on the bags.I like how you edged the pages as well.

kiwicarole said...

wow, this is really effective! I only have about 4 pages left to do in my book, and have come to a halt. Maybe I might give this a try! Thank you for the inspiration!
Carole

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Laura,

Thank you for your kind comment on my Piano Hinge book. That was very sweet.

Your work is sensational! I love your art journal pages. They are so colorful and unique.

Elizabeth

Mar said...

LOVE love love the textures!

rhonda said...

I plan on trying the texture challenge today. I started it last night and am letting it dry. I was going to use coffee filters and doilies. I hadn't thought about cupcake liners. Thanks.

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

Hi Laura Kay!
I do so love your artwork on your blog!!! You really think OUT-OF-THE-BOX! That is a GOOD thing! CONGRATULATIONS!!! You have been nominated for a blog award!!! Please see my blog for more info . . .

Dianne Adams said...

Thanks for sharing. These are great textures.