Monday, 25 May 2015

I want to like people...

I read this sentiment the other day which I found just fabulous. So true, lol!
I toned one word down a bit though...


So, I started with a background I had already made.

Most of the leaves were bleached out, so I started filling them in with purple ink (Dylusions in water brush).

One page done!

I bleached out the rest of the leaves, using water to lift the ink off the paper.

All leaves filled in with purple!

"Dotting" with white pen. It's wise to leave the page at least over night, making sure the ink is really dry (or else the white will turn pink).

All dotted!

Then playing around with some collage elements. Which head to use..?

Realising I wanted more in the background, I grabbed my black Dylusions paint, a mini ink blender and a skull stencil.

Now that's better!

Adding the sentiment with a white posca paint pen. I did two layers to make it opaque.

Outlining the white letters with a black micron pen to make them stand out more.

Adding wing to my gal, outlining the whole figure and adding some writing up the side.

Circles - I need circles!

..and more background elements...

Adding just a little bit of colour to the face and wing.

...and there you go! A new AJ spread done.

This is my entry for Art Journal Monday over at Mixed Media Mojo. Why don't you pop over and have a look at the inspirational posts and our challenge?
Wishing you all a wonderful and creative week!
Siv xx

1 comment:

  1. Just GORGEOUS Siv! I love it and your use of pens here is just brilliant!


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