Art Journal – Jan. 25

Posted on: January 26, 2011

Today’s challenge was to just use circular shapes.  I debated on what materials to use for this. I thought about cutting out a bunch of circles in different sizes from some collage materials or using my new watercolor paints.  In the end I decided to go with my watercolor pencils.  I put down a coat of gesso on the page since it’s not watercolor paper.  Unfortunately, I didn’t wait quite long enough for the gesso to completely dry so the paper started to rip in a couple places when I used the pencils.  I’m just so-so about the results.  I think it’ll be a good base page to come back and use later on.

Also, I had put a drop of ink in the middle of each of the larger circles.  I thought they had dried before I went to bed, so I closed the journal and put some books on top to flatten out the pages.  Well, as you can see, the ink wasn’t completely dry.  I do like the strange shapes the ink took and it gave me an idea for another page.


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  • Nichole: thank you so much for the card! I got the Margaret Atwood one....which i love because she was one of my favorite authors i read in college!
  • Kimber: Great postcards! Love the variety of styles!
  • Carlin: I am the recipient of the non-pictured card! Using all different techniques is a great idea. I don't know that I could have managed it. I love how all
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