Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Every Life has a Story

I made this page for an Art Journal Swap over at Art For the Creative Mind Yahoo Group. The theme is your story. I came up with the idea that every life has a story to tell.

I wanted to give the page a vintage feel. So I started with a wash of brown acrylic paint and acrylic glazing liquid.

I let this dry for just a few minutes and then wiped it back with a baby wipe.

I wanted to incorporate quite a few faces into may page. I found some vintage images over at the Graphic Fairy. I had an idea in my head of these photos peeking through some torn paper, like you were peeling back the layers to see the story. So when I transferred the images onto my washed paper I overlapped them in kind of a straight line.

Next step was creating my torn papers. I really wanted a lot of texture on my page. I added some metal chain, modeling paste, tissue paper, and sting.

I them went over the torn paper with some blue and brown acrylic paint. Actually it was a lot of layers of blue and brown acrylic paint until I was happy with the color and texture.

Last step was to add my saying.

I am submitting this to the Warmth of Winter Challenge at the Frilly and Funkie. I really hope my page brings warmth to whoever gets it. I also thought that the blue and brown colors were fitting for the frigid winter we are having. Thank you very much for stopping by and I hope you are staying warm wherever you are.

1 comment:

  1. This is so incredibly imaginative! Love the way you've split the beautifully textured page in two to reveal the array of vintage images. Such a thought provoking and creative take on the challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie with this. Jenny x