Wednesday, January 25, 2012
This week's journal challenge by Emily was titled "how we met." This page is a bit crazy as I've been learning about different art journaling techniques online, and had to try some of them out. I'm not sure if I'm a fan of alcohol inks on packing tape yet - this might work better in a bigger collage that's finished with gel medium - but I'm really enjoying stamping and painting in many, many layers. One thing I have learned is to lighten my colors when experimenting, so I can write on them later. I'm also sticking to the rule of using up everything, so I will take any paint from another project and just put it on a page for future journaling.
I've never really gotten the idea of art journaling as an end in itself before, but I like using this challenge to get to know my paint colors and how materials work together, so when I use them in other mixed media work, I'm not just experimenting anymore. I can't promise all the pages will be attractive, but they will all be colorful!