Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Glue It Tuesday, Week #17 - Take a Load Off

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.


Rose said...

Fun! I used to clip pictures like that all the time and still have so many sitting around. A challenge like that is a great push to put some of them to use.

BeadedTail said...

I haven't thought to cut out pictures for projects but that turned out great and the saying is perfect! Love it Deb!

pasqueflower said...

Love the chairs - and the Take A Load Off wording! Another great project.

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

I used to cut pictures out of magazines and put them on the front of my notebook for school. It was something I looked forward to every fall!

Parabolic Muse said...

This is really cool. I have so many magazine pictures. They're great to use and so are the full pages, as gesso and paint surfaces. I love what you've done here.

Patricia/NYC said...

Wonderful journal pages! Funny, before I read your post, I was attracted to that 1st photo & didn't even notice it was a chair! I was looking at it with "abstract eyes" lol! What is it about cutting, tearing & glueing that is so comforting?!?

Splendid Little Stars said...

love it! so wonderfully creative!

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