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.


7 comments:

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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