Monday, November 9, 2009

More Journal Pages...

This is another journal page. It started out as just a purple page with a few stencils of a butterfly. I had all this left over paper from another project so I added it using it to go across the middle of the page. I then sprayed this with a few different colors of inks. Wiped, dried, and sprayed some more. I then added a wash of white paint and sprayed and wiped again. Added my images. The hearts are done with oil pastels. The butterflies disappeared, but isn't that the way it is sometimes?

This page is the end of my paint palette. I keep a piece of computer paper on my art table and routinely add left over paint and try techniques on it. When it is full I go to photo shop and make a translucent page and add stamps and words, numbers, etc. I then print this on to my painted computer paper. I tear this paper up and use it in collages or as I did here as a journal page. My printer ink and the different types of paint interact together sometimes in really strange yet beautiful ways.

Here is a blank journal page. I have prepped it with acrylic paint, inks, and acrylic paint with chalk added. I like to do several of this type of page and just have it waiting.

12 comments:

Mixed Media Martyr said...

Wow! Thanks for the lesson on printing on painted computer paper... it looks fanatastic!!

Suz said...

everything seems so balanced...the compositions are delightful
I love the crow
nice blending of color

Terri Kahrs said...

Your journal pages are gorgeous, Elizabeth. Thanks for sharing the computer technique. I'll bet it makes for some really unique pages! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Renee Troy said...

The colors in your journal are eye candy to me.

Lindart said...

OK, your just getting better and better everyday!! I LOVE these 2 pages, I LOVE the colours, and the pages themselves. I especially love the stamped page! AWESOME!! Great tips too!

Janny said...

Great pages!

Shannon said...

Your pages are gorgeous. I enjoy seeing your Soul Journal pages as I am also working on one.
I'm curious, I've tried several different waterproof and permanent pens and each one I've tried has bled or smeared...what pens do you use?
Thanks for sharing your pages, I look forward to seeing more.

Melinda Cornish said...

I just love layering paint and ink and paper! part of the fun is you never really know what is going to show at the end...I love the first piece..the image of the girl is beautiful......

noye studios said...

your pages are beautiful. and your page w/ just the background? i keep books full of those too. lol you just never know when inspiration will hit and it's best to be ready.

teri said...

What a lovely idea for using your "beneath papers" (as I call them. I'm such a hybrid artist myself that this really appeals to me. I don't know where I'd be if I couldn't blend photoshop with real paints and papers!

Elizabeth, for the spray inks are you using the tim holtz alcohol inks in the little spray bottles? I have the alcohol inks but haven't tried spraying them yet. I do loving taking the distressed ink pads and hitting them with a spritz of plain water. Lovely!

Patti said...

OH MY - these are so fabulous!!! I always look forward to your fantastic photos and your journal pages blow me away!

Shopgirl said...

While looking at these pages it came to be that the mind is wonderful...to create and dream, then put in on paper. You do lovely art. Your, Mary