I'm back again with yesterday's art worship art journal page. I'm so in LOVE with the hymn devotionals at She Reads Truth this week. I may end up posting all week my pages. I should really do process photos. This is also for Week 2 of Donna Downey's Inspiration Wednesday videos.
I meant to do this in my The Documented Life art journal since I'm "behind" and Week 3 is the color wheel prompt... then I realized I had done the background in my other art journal and then decided to turn it into a collage to go with Donna's video. I really love how it turned out. Even though I don't have any process photos... here's my step by steps:
- 1) I used a really thick coat of gesso and a palette knife to give the background some texture so it wasn't so flat.
- 2) Next after the gesso dried, I sprayed water on top of the pages and used a wet brush to water down the paint and just started painting blobs, when I would go to another color I would blend the colors in along the edges. This was so fun and freeing and therapeutic.
- 3) I LOVED it, but was totally stuck on what to do next... I ended up using an orange juice cap and a roller stamp to create the lines and circles... always thinking in the visual triangle and odd numbers.
- 4) Then I was really stuck with what to do next. I went to go look up what the journaling prompt was and then realized that I was working in the wrong journal... since this journal was where I was doing the Inspiration Wednesday journaling, I decided to go for it and do some collaging, using Collage Pauge and tissue paper.
- 5) To embed the tissue paper into the design, I went over it with a palette knife and gesso. Oops, I smeared the "night" paint, so I re-did those circles and the roller stamping.
- 6) I then tore the hymn out of my hymnal and decided to only use the "refrain". I adhered that with the Collage Pauge. I remembered that Donna had used some alphabet stickers, so I grabbed my stickers and adhered them to the other side. I was out of black "s" and had to color one of them. Then I tore out the title of the hymn and adhered it underneath.
- 7) After everything was dry, I went over some areas again with some gesso to blend some of the pieces in better. I think I am done now with that one. I wish I had a birdie stamp, that would have been perfect for this page... oh well, a butterfly will do!
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