Friday, August 17, 2012

The Sketchbook Project Collaboration: Update

As promised in my last post, here are the pages I started for Angie to work with:
First we have this collaborative spread. I started by inking the edges with turquoise, teal, copper and yellow. Then I collaged a collection of scalloped circles in similar colours. I love the soft feel here - I can't wait to see what Angie does with it!
Next, I completed this left-side half of a spread. I started by laying down a soft butter yellow, then I collaged some inspiring phrases. I finished it with some ink doodles.
This page was all about layers. I started with a coat of blue paint. Next, I dripped watered-down yellow paint and stamped some leafy and flowery bits in green on top. The thick layer of molding paste - in which I wrote "grow" and dragged grass up with a fork - was in my mind from the very start. So I did that next. I coloured it with layers of olive and brown watercolour. Once all this was dry, I decided the yellow looked like lightning, so I added some storm clouds with more molding paste and dark gray paint. A bit of bright washi tape finished the page.

As I said yesterday, I'm so in love with this book! I can't wait to see how it looks once Angie sends it back to me!!


Angie said...

I've already started in the compliment page to your "grow" one...this is definitly more fun than doing a sketchbook submission by myself! :)

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