Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Glue It Tuesday #13 - jump in puddles


Lately, I've been using index cards and not my art journal, for creating artwork.  I just finished making a fabric journal in one of my 21 Secrets workshop - no glue there.  So I decided to start another workshop that would be more paper oriented.

What did I choose?  It's called "Jump in Puddles" with Kim Philips Van Buren.  Sounded appropriate, since we've had a lot of rain around here lately...


Our first exercise included getting "unstuck."  This included buying a cheap notebook and ripping out pages from magazines.  And Gluing!  Here's one of my pages that I thought I'd work with this week.


The second exercise included getting "juicy" - adding paper scraps, stamps, etc to make the simple page into something exciting.  Like everyone else, I gather lots of paper scraps.  That big number "5733" came from me bringing in my new car for it's first (free!) checkup.  I also added some paper towels that had overspray on it.  I love gluing down paper towels...


Next I added some leftover green watercolor, that had dried up in my mixing palette.  When the page dried, I printed some leaves from a stamp that I recently carved.  


Since I haven't worked directly in my art journal for a long time (feels very weird), I cut and taped this page in.   Ahhh, that's better! And it was completely fun.  I usually finish one page at a time in my art journal, but this was totally different.  There are other pages from Exercise #1 (gluing), which I'll get to later.

Catch what other art journalists are gluing, over at Aimee's blog, Artsyville.

13 comments:

artatag said...

It is great to see work in progress. I like your page very much, the colour combi and these big numbers are an eyecatcher!
Cheers
Gabriele

Rose said...

Love the leaves and all of the green! Such a cheerful layout.

Linda said...

Nice collage work! I like the idea of just grabbing scraps and gluing them to a blank substrate. You never know how it may end :)Visiting from GIT.

tangledpen said...

so cool to see the process (and progress)
Thanks for sharing!
Happy GIT: Jana

betsy said...

Thanks for sharing your process. It was fun to watch the creation of this great page.

Deborah Weber said...

Love the combination of elements, and it's really fun to see how the piece developed.

Natashalh said...

Cool stuff! I really like the leaves.

pasqueflower said...

Very pretty page -- and I like seeing how you create it step by step.

Gallery Juana said...

you find some wonderful workshops. I love that carved leaf stamp you made!

Andria said...

Love that free-form gluing. And you know what? I ALWAYS save those big number tags from my car inspections! I love those things! Haha...we think alike!

Beverley Baird said...

Great to see how your work developed. Looks like a great course.

Crafty Moira said...

I haven't worked in my art journal for ages! I did, however, do three artist trading cards last night, which was the first new art I've made for two very long months. I'm finally settling into my new studio and hope to have my new art space set up sometime in July, if not sooner.

Splendid Little Stars said...

What a fun combination of elements!

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