|Homemade background paper for journal with a little bit more paint and ink|
|Acrylic and oil pastel experiments|
|Quick colour sketch at Glen Brittle, Skye|
|I think I was considering turning it into some kind of stained glass - always make notes beside sketches|
|More attempts at learning to draw|
|Pulling the sketch pad apart - i like this shape|
|Starting point for my 2011 Art Journal|
As usual I launched into the thing without reading the small print and began to take apart various old sketch pads to use as the paper and recycle some paper pad backs - hence the pics at start of this blog which I found in pads. I really need to make notes on what I am thinking when doing this and I really need to start drawing again every day as I've forgotten how.
|Handmade paper background|
The challenge is ideal as it asks you to use a handmade background paper, photo and 3 goals.
I decided to tear up the paper along some of the glue lines to see what shapes I could get.
I couldn't stand the look of the bare paper underneath so took Shabby Shutters and Broken China Distress inks to page. I haven't got an ink tool applicator thingy yet but it is on my list as all the demos with distress ink use this - at present I use paper towels and fingers... Still seemed lacking so adding versamark chalk turquoise gem ink. How to stick down? Mod Podge of course but am not sure if this is the right way to go - will need to ask around the forums.
|Liberal application of mod podge|
I took a photo of me in Paris and decided if I cut it out and gave it a border it could become an arrow pointing to my goals - the border and arrow base were doodled with a sharpie and I added more paint and chalk ink.
I was going to do more today but having just blogged about the stuff so far am so tired. This flu has a lot to answer for... Progress so far below.