I saw these great looking folding chairs in a magazine a few months ago.
So I cut them all out and threw them in my paper scraps box, hoping to use them soon.
The other week, I was reading about taking charge of your artwork and not letting things sit
for "another day." Wasn't this a good time to use these wonderful chairs that I clipped?
My two page composition began in a special way.
One of the ribbons, holding my bulging art journal together, would be part of the spread.
So I took my colors from it. And I had my theme (chairs!)
I played around with the background: gesso, ink spray, some stamps and a bit of acrylic paint. I wanted the phrase "take a load off" to be dominate, so I stamped it using large letters that I carved. And I chose a beautiful orange Ranger Archival Ink - I always forget about these pads that I bought, because they aren't with my other stamp pads. Waterproof and acid free! Need to move them all together!
After everything was done, I experimented with some carbon paper,
and traced ghostly figures along the bottom of the spread. Complete!
I felt so much better after working in my journal, and doing a little experimenting at the same time. I encourage others to sit down with paper scraps and glue, too. And come by Aimee's blog, Artsyville, to share with other artists at the Glue It Tuesday Lounge.