Tuesday, June 8, 2010
"There's only one place they call me one of their own." Bon Jovi
Multilayered techniques are right up my alley! I am working on a Gratitude Art Journal, with plaster pages. Each page in the journal will complete the phrase, "I am grateful . . ." This page is about how happy I am that I grew up in a small town and lived there my entire life, until I went away to college. I am happy to be giving my children the same experience, even though it's in a different town than the one where I grew up. The quotes today are from country songs. I always use a lot of quotes and words in all my art. It is a definite part of my style. The technique I used for this involved collaging patterned papers on to a plaster page and then painting over it with several layers of paint. I journaled in between the layers of paint and used a glazing technique for the top layer, so that some of the underneath would show through. If you click on the image above, you can see the details better and read the journaling. This is the same technique I used for my creative circle blog hop post, which you can see here. A different art journal page I did about where I grew up is here. Thanks for all your lovely feedback on my recent posts!