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More Journal Spilling

Monday, April 5, 2010

I was so happy that Journal Spilling author Diana Trout found my little blog and commented on a couple of posts! Be sure to spend some time at her Hub Bub blog. She's got some great video tutorials and wonderful encouragement for art journalers and artists. Thanks, Diana!

Last week, I created some background with a few different techniques she suggests. The first is just to make a page NOT WHITE! I started with some marbled paper scraps and just slapped on paint. The second was alcohol spatter and the third salt sprinkled on wet watercolor paint, a look I've always liked. Here are just tiny pictures of all three methods:


Here's another page that didn't specifically come out of an exercise in the book but ended up being fun. I was thinking about what it means to be disciplined and diligent, common themes for me these days. I'm a competent, rational adult, but there are a few areas of my life (diet, exercise and time management) that I seem to continually struggle with being disciplined in. I was thinking about what it takes to actually make a change. As I painted the background, I noticed a figure emerge. I sketched it out, and the rest grew from there:

3 comments:

Studio B (UberArt) April 5, 2010 at 6:56 PM  

Lovely backgrounds! Thanks for the link, I'm always looking for other art journalers' blogs.

Emie58 April 9, 2010 at 8:33 AM  

I found your blog through the Yahoo Blissfully Art group. I'm really enjoying reading about how you're using Diana Trouts' book... You've inspired me to get the book out again and follow along with you and her projects!!
Thanks, Emie

Ellie April 13, 2010 at 8:44 AM  

Love your page..it's so true! I'm sure for many of us that struggle with the same issues. Thanks for sharing. I'm quite inspired by the figure that "developed". Ellie

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