I am so happy to share that my 5th weekly art journal video is now posted out on YouTube:
I will tell you my thoughts behind this spread, but first here is a list of what supplies I used:
- Apple Barrel acrylic paints: Bright Magenta (20591), Apricot (20764)
- Liquitex Acrylic inks: Cerulean Blue Hue, Vivid Lime Green
- Tim Holtz Stencils: Dot Fade, BubblesBlack Stabilo Alls pencil
- Make-up sponge
- 3 kinds of black and white wash tape – I don’t know what brand these are
- Water brush
- Black Pilot pen
- White Signo pen
- Thick #2 pencil
- Regular #2 pencil
- Card stock
- Letter stamps
- Black StazOn ink pad
- Aleen’s tacky glue
When I started out to create this spread, I had no idea where I was going to go with it, so I thought I would just start adding paint and go from there! 🙂
I wanted a really bright happy kind of page, so I thought I would start with a very happy fuchsia pink! Once I started I didn’t want to stop!
Now that I have discovered Liquitex acrylic ink for dripping, I may have become a little bit obsessed! This time I wanted to try something different, and thought I would try first drawing shapes with the ink and then tipping the pages to get some varied drips on the page – I think this turned out pretty cool!
Then I wanted to add something new to my pages, and since I have such a huge stockpile of wash tapes, I thought what a better way to use some of my stash?
Then of course doodling is always a ‘Yes!’ I find that doodling is one of my go-to ways for letting my mind wander, and hearing those messages that my soul is trying to tell me but my mind gets too busy to listen to!
For some reason, this week, I just couldn’t get a feel for when this spread was finished. I just kept feeling like something was missing, but I just could not put my finger on what it was. I ended up walking away thinking I would just force it to be done, but my mind kept dwelling on the fact that something was still missing, and I finally realized what it was…
…the message that came to me during this time arting was “Be yourself everyone is already taken.” I realized that I wrote it down, but I still wasn’t listening to the actual message! The reason I was feeling like my spread wasn’t done was because I was still too busy comparing myself to other artists in my head, and I was feeling like I was lacking because my spreads don’t look like theirs! DUH! I GET IT!!! I am uniquely made, on purpose, EXACTLY as I was meant to be!! My artwork is mine alone too!! You can copy me, but it will still have your own take on it! I can copy you, but my own unique stank will be on the final result – ok, I realize that may not have been the coolest way to say that!! LOL!! but you know what I mean, don’t you??
Anyway, after I let my message sink into my brain, I realized my spread was not only done, it may just be my favorite spread up to date!!! YEAH!!! How is that for a 180???
Next week, I am hoping to get the cajones to share one of my long neck girl drawings, which is actually something I just LOVE to draw!!! It gives me the willies just to think of it, but you will see – I will bring it!!
Here is to a FABULOUS week!! 🙂