Friday, April 22, 2011

The Traveling Art Journal - PageTwo -

Hello!!! Here's my final spread for the Traveling Art Journal! The lyrics are from a song by Jack's Mannequin called, "Dark Blue." It's one of my favorite songs from back in my college days. I had fun with this one... lots of paint, gesso and layers of doodle-goodness. It's amazing to me that you can start out with totally blank pages and end up with something fun and messy like this. I started out with a two thick layers of gesso, then I mixed some blue and black acrylic paints together to get a mucky blue color. Then I did what I LOVE to do with art journaling... I finger painted. I love getting messy and feeling like a total kid when it comes to this stuff. One thing I've had to come to terms with this medium is that there are no mistakes. There is nothing a litte gesso or an extra layer of paint or a collage peice can't fix. And every little page is it's own masterpeice. Anyways after the acrylic layer I did little drips and splats of black watercolor paint, which unfortunately didn't have the vibrancy I wanted. So, I watered down some black acrylic paint and that managed to work like a charm. After that I did all of the circles in white and traced them. Then I did some stamping with the Tim Holtz Fabulous flourish stamp and some darker blue watercolor here and there around the page. Well, after that, in a nutshell, I did the wording, added the piano, some rub-ons, distress stickles and some little doodles, then called it a day.

We also had to complete an artist card to add into the journal. Here's mine:

Next the journal is off to the AMAZING Liz Caldwell. When I say "AMAZING," I mean it. Like She-Designs-For-Target-AMAZING. And we also have a mutual obsession for the Delicious Mr. Darcy from A&E's "Pride and Prejudice." Oh, and did I mention Liz is just about one of the sweetest people you'd ever meet? Yes, she is... PROMISE. I hope I get to see her on my trip to NYC in 2012.

Check ya later, DUDES! (hopefully sooner than later!)



Lori said...

Very cool, Sara! Love it!

Elizabeth Caldwell said...

You are such an angel!! I was having a pretty crappy day then I read this and you totes made me smile. =) THANK YOU doesn't cover it! This is gorgeous and I can't wait to get my hands on it!!! *MUAH*

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