I loved putting gesso on the brown paper bag and going to town with paints and paper towels. After altering playing cards with more gesso than paint this time, all were mounted on my journal background
I had never used one of those clip art women that everyone seemed so enthralled with, so I created this page along with some stamps I had not used in a long time. This was one of those that I had no plans, just went with the flow...not great, but great fun.
I loved this ad that was in an Anthropologies catalog, so I glued it in my journal and added a dress pattern tissue over with matte medium and just let go with what was on my art table at the time.
I love this page, even though it feels totally unfinished, which is the way I think that it is supposed to be. After gluing down my drawing, adding gesso and going at it again, I gel mediumed a transfer of a screen over top for a veiled mood.
This was all about putting all this color over a background that I had worked and loved.
Lots of techniques and the first time I ever used magazine faces. Guess I should have altered them because they just don't look right with all the fun things goind on. Oh well, beauty is transient.
I had so much fun making these backgrounds for the two journal spreads that I couldn't stop there and had to do the same thing to the back of the band member's tags!
Here are the tags out of the pockets I had made on the journal page. I just loved this dark humored wrapping paper and had to find somehow to use it.
Did you know that you could actually make guitar strings from a dress makers pattern...proof right here. The tag holders block the view when the boys are playing, but when they're on break, I love to look at the guitar!
Just give me some of that ole' rock & roll... Layers of paint, matte medium, tissue, stencils, crayon, stamping...what am I leaving out?
There he is in his own universe with a journal page bustin out in color and fun. I LOVED doing this with all the layers and techniques, especially since it was just for me.