Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Art Journaling

These pages are in my journal-altered book for The Decorated Page (by Gwen Diehn) workshop over at the
The first is just a silly doodle page. It started with pouring acrylic paint on one page and smooching the book closed. I guess this is a little like cloud watching.

The next 2 are inspired by the 4th of July (bet ya couldn't guess that). The flag is a folded flap & I have written about the fun I had on the 4th on the back of it. It also is a sort of experiment with black paint and working with a dark background. The page on the left is painted with artist grade acrylic - has sort of a satin look & feel to it. The page on the right is cheap craft acrylic - matte & has a chalky feel to it. I used watercolor crayons to draw on it. Next time I want to experiment with what pens/paints will write on the black background. Do you have any suggestions?



5 comments:

Suzanne said...

I like your altered book pages. I've trie3d to do these and I can't get the hang of it. I've looked at Gwen Diehn's book and will follow your link to her site.
Cheers - Suzanne

Aimeslee said...

Hey LKay, did my email scare you? winkwink I hope not, I felt better. LOVE your ducks, and also your abstract. That goodies bag from Sarah looks divine.

xoxo,
Aimeslee

Linda East said...

I like the black because it looks like the night sky with fireworks. Maybe you could write or stamp something on it like USA in bid letters.
Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words...
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Linda (Okla)

freebird said...

I wonder if normal white crayons would work. Crayola also puts out a set (or did) of poster crayons that are meant to be more opaque so they will show up on brown paper.

Laura Kay said...

I'll give them a try! Thanks