Monday, July 17, 2017

Sketchbook Pages: Week 28

This week has been very prolific when it comes to art, all thanks to the inspiring creative retreat I blogged about last week. Every single one of these really speaks to me. Usually I don't say much about each page in these posts, but these make me so happy that I want to talk about how each one came about..

7/9 Spring Garden
I started out the week with a simple collage, still working towards my goal of using up my vast array of paper. The colours came together perfectly though - every time I look at this page I get a little jump of happiness.

7/10 Leave Space
This page was directly inspired by the creative retreat. I don't remember which artist talked about finding that inner space and just being there... I needed that reminder.

7/12 Shadow and Light
Here's where I started to work in more layers. I couldn't resist. I also incorporated more mark making, which is something I love to do and revisited during the retreat. This page started with some journaling, then a bit of collage (mostly in white) and gesso... then I experimented with orange ink and finished it all off with a heavy bit of pencil scribbles.

7/13+14 Golden Blush
Oooooh this spread. *heart eye emoji* I started with some journaling and a collage (in olive and cream) and then finger-painted with more creams and a bit of red, orange and gold. I actually wasn't too impressed when the paint was still wet, so I took a palette knife and scribbled through it. LOVE! It turned out amazing! A bit of gold and black doodles and some splatter finished it nicely. The photos do not do this page justice!

7/15 Summer Rain
I took a similar approach to the previous page, but ended up in a completely different place. Collage, paint, doodled texture (I played around a bit more with different doodles this time) and splatter. Bonus: using up old paint I haven't touched in a really long time. These pages are making me so dang happy! I'm so glad I'm back in the zone in my craft room!

Materials used:
  • various papers (scrapbooking paper, magazine pages, handmade paper, recycled papers, ephemera)
  • stickers
  • paint (various brands)
  • India ink
  • pencils
  • black pen
  • Sharpie paint pen (white, gold)

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