Enjoying the lazy afternoons of autumn.
Multimedia journal pages.
Sat, 21st May 2016
Autumn has to be my favourite time of year. Sitting here with the afternoon sun streaming in the window as I sit and find photos of my latest works. Still hooked on journaling, it is such a great way to just disappear in the process and no stress too much. I love the fact that worst come to sorts I just have to gesso the page and start again.
My journals (I have 3 on the go) are really filling up. I spend time doing backgrounds sometimes with out any clear idea of what I am going to do. Sometimes I open my journal and find a background to work on and add more detail and at other times a page inspires me to complete a full page. Sometimes I have been know to dream about a page and what I might do on it!!
I love texture and colour and the more I do the more my style seems to be emerging.
I LOVE colour and particularly working with paints. Acrylics are my paint of choice however I am playing with watercolours too I just don't feel too confident as yet. I love to control things and watercolour is an uncontrollable medium so I wouldn't call us friends yet!
I am happier with my own drawings of late and they are appearing more and more on my pages. My next goal is to work on figures and faces facing in different directions. I might start working with animals too.
I really just select a whole lot of stencils paints and stamps I like and see where it leads. Sometimes it works and others it doesn't. An example in point is the page below. I made an awful mess so I embraced it and just kept adding more layers messy or otherwise until it worked. I think I even spilled a jar of paint on it when I started! Hence the saying when it all goes wrong you have to laugh. I know I will have another one coming up soon made the same way as I spilt some purple paint the other night and it ended up all over a journal page!! Its a simple way to set your colour scheme!
Besides journaling I have made a couple of scrap pages and cards of course. I have to use patterned papers and card sometimes to justify all the money I have spent on getting them!! You know what I mean, hehe.
This is a page of the day I took my grandie to see the very hungry caterpillar show. It was her first theatre experience and at nearly 4 she loved every minute of it an so did I!! Well I must be off, If you liked taking a look I would love to hear from you it really makes me happy and gives me the confidence to post other pics. Hoping to see you again soon, until then happy crafting.