Sunday, July 22, 2012

Art Journaling challenge - I Spy



The second Art Journaling Ning Challenge! in July (15th-28th) is also brought to us by Eveline Timeless, and called "I Spy".  With this technique we are to place a bunch of paint randomly on the page, and try to "spot something hidden in the background paint" (see more of the directions here).  This is very difficult for me because I usually work the other way around: having a topic in mind and then paint it.  Oh dear....


So I got out some acrylic paints (colors I wouldn't ordinarily use together) and smeared them on a two-page spread.  Do you see anything?  Maybe I had "Christmas in July" (the Etsy sale) on my mind, but I saw a reindeer, or some kind of four-legged creature, when I turned my journal sideways.  See it now?


And I thought the little guy needed company, so I gave him some stars.  Oh, and Otzi (the Iceman) is hiding in the lowerleft corner!  I told him he was not allowed to shoot my reindeer with his bow and arrows!  

10 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Fun challenge! The stars are a great addition too :)

Erika said...

I see the reindeer! After reading that challenge I have been looking up and checking out the clouds.

Janet Bocciardi said...

How fun! Reminds me of cloud watching too!

Rose said...

What a fun challenge! Your little reindeer is great.

BeadedTail said...

Pretty cool you drew a reindeer without knowing it! Great challenge!

Kaili Williams said...

Interesting challenge - I'd love to try something like that sometime :)

I love the warm colors

Nancy said...

That's a neat challenge! I remember one time in college my painting proff had us rip up one of our studies and rearrange the pieces and paint from that. To this day that was my favorite prompt I've ever worked from. Makes you think about your work differently!

Sheryl Hastings said...

Sounds like a fun challenge. I do like the addition of the squares.

Sheryl Hastings said...

OOPS...I mean stars!

Kathleen said...

What fun! Turned out great =)

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