Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I made this journal page for Crazy Amigos Glamour challenge and The Three Muses Dreams challenge. Very quickly, before I go to school, I want to tell you about it. As you know, for me, art is all about learning, and one thing I love to do is try to imitate digital art using the old-fashioned method of collage combined with painterly effects. This page was inspired by Izabella of Creative Souls, whose colorful, imaginative Gothic work you can see here. I started with a figure from Vogue magazine and handpainted it with acrylics. The roses and butterfly came from my collection of ephemera snipped from various catalogs and magazines and were all also handpainted and inked. Even the rub-on letters were handcolored with a black Pentel gel pen (they started out as lavender) The background and borders are layers and layers of paint and ink, using brushwork, stamping, sponging, and glazing. This page took more time to complete than most of my work, but I have seldom enjoyed a process more because I learned so much. Once again: here's to higher learning!