Friday, January 14, 2011

Another art journal page that didn't have much of a plan....

...and it seems that's the best way.

This one started off like this:

The face was from a brown paper bag that Connor brought home from a school trip to Bath.

I ripped it, stuck it down, gessoed over the lot, stamped a few black stars, and then thought "now what?"

I decided that the face looked a bit too much like Father Christmas (it's actually a Gorgon, according to Connor anyway, I thought they were female but what do I know?), so on a bit of a whim I made him into a sun.

Then I grabbed the first tub of paint that looked like it would go with the yellow - hot pink fabric paint, which dried a bit strangely over the gesso, almost like alcohol inks, kinda cool.

Then I sprayed the living daylights out of it with irridescent gold glimmer mists.  Just seemed like a good idea at the time.

Stamped journalling about how I can't wait for the warmth and the long daylight hours of the summer, and three gold eyelets, and it was done.

I love this letting-the-page-go-wherever-on-earth-it-feels-like-it thing, it's fun! 

AJED : 14/365


Sid said...

Very interesting transformation Flo !!

milkcan said...

OH wow! Love the bold text on the painted background! So glad that you're participating in Art Journal Every Day!

Seth said...

Powerful spread. Those colors are perfectly bright!