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100 Days | Art Journal (5)

I think I’ll publish my Art Journaling for a Hundred Days posts more frequently, since there’s only so many of them I can talk about in one post πŸ™‚ and there’s so many of them that I’ve made already.

I added texture to the first page using crumpled cheap TP, and added visual detailing with gelprints.Β  This is also the first time I used stamping! I stamped pretty lightly and it’s not very visible, but I guess first steps are usually unsteady. πŸ˜‰ I’m also happy I was able to get much better results with my steampunk/clock stencil than in my first attempt. I masked the clock face to keep the surrounding gelprints away from it.

The rectangles page is a result of more mistake cover-ups. Since I wasn’t happy with my first cover-up attempt that had parts of the failed background peeping through the rectangles, I ended up painting rectangles to cover the entire page. It took a while (and spilled over to the next day) but I love it! I also attempted, in the other two pages, to use a palette knife to move the paint around. Not too successful there, I admit, but I’ll keep trying.

I’d created grids in the two pages here with leftover paint from other sessions, and attempted to work with the grids in slightly different ways. (It looks like I completely ignored the grid in the second page. πŸ˜› ) Another process that I tried in the third page was to spray-paint across it using an old toothbrush to pick up the paint. It feels great when something works, doesn’t it!

I notice I added a lot of dots this time using finger-painting as well as stencils, and I also drew /doodled with gel pens. I find that hand drawing / painting has a more calming effect than quickly creating something using stencils – it’s probably due to the amount and time of focused work put in. Is that the case for you too?

Check out other posts in my 100 Days of Art Journaling series.

4 thoughts on “100 Days | Art Journal (5)

  1. Your work is very beautiful, Anita, whether it’s art journaling or jewelry. I like all these creative explorations, still my favorite ones are the one with the rectangles and the other one with the clock. I totally understand you when you talk about fingerpainting. I feel the same when I’m applying mica powders or acrylic paint onto polymer clay using my fingers… Have a beautiful week-end!

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    1. Thank you very much, Mihaela! ‘Fingerpainting’ on polymer clay definitely falls in the same category for me as well. The tactile experience is much stronger with clay, which makes it all the better too! πŸ™‚

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