Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Colour Blast - Greenery

This round, it was my turn to play with Lauren Brown's green journal and it just reinforced my love of this color. When I first started this project I had in mind to try to keep each page and spread with the main color only. But I realized that there's nothing like contrasting colors to add extra interest and enhancement. 

Don't forget to visit all the other lovely artists to see how the journals are coming along: Lauren Brown, Julia, Vanessa, Riet, Lauren Blood and Moriah.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Get Messy Art 101 - Week 4

 This week Get Messy focused on felt tip markers. While I've used markers before, I've never fully explored how they react with water. I added a lot of water and the end result looks like a nebula, so I'm not complaining! I also layered some circles without adding water, so there would be contrast and also so that you could also see individual brushstrokes.

I started by drawing and coloring in three groups of circles. I then took a paint brush, dipped it in water and then splattered it over the circles. I've never done this before, so I added a lot of water. The color pulls away very quickly, so I could've easily used less water to get a more controlled effect. 

I added some subtle journaling around the golden circles and then outlines the various shapes and colors that the water created. 

For my art journal spread I also added water to smear some of the marker lines.