Friday, 13 December 2013

Through the Window - Art Journal Page

Happy Friday friends! I hope you have all had a fabulous week, and will enjoy the weekend ahead!

I have been playing in my Art Journal again, and became inspired by Nathalie Kalbachs video tutorial here on her blog, and decided to try it for myself: To make the page appear as a window - peering out to a city nightscape.

I started by adhering down some ripped up bits of text tissue paper with Gel Medium, and collaging it on there. Then basically sketched the scene with a pencil. The idea was for it to look reasonably crude since it is supposed to be freehand drawing and painting, and in a somewhat expressionist theme.

I used my Faber-Castell Gelatos to colour each area, spritz with a bit of water so it was watercolour and free flowing. I used my fingers to spread it around... It was messy fun! 

I put highlights and shadows in with other gelatos, and also some Big Brush Markers. 
I outlined everything with a big black sharpie - and used a ruler for my window panes. 
Then, went in with some gold glitter glue for the moon and stars.

Here you can see the sparkle on the  moon and stars.

I am quite happy with how this page came out, very different to what I am used of doing, but I enjoyed it a lot! I love trying new things and was glad to have found that tutorial by Nathalie Kalbach.
 I have joined up for her Creative Jumpstart online workshop for next year, I enjoyed last years Creative Jumpstart tutorials and videos very much and learned a lot! So this years should be even better! If you're into mixed media and art journalling, or even just starting with it - you should checkout her blog and sign up, its just $20 US for 23 videos and 21 artists. So worth it!

Anyway, enough rabbiting on from me. Enjoy your Weekend and Thanks for stopping by!


May said...

Annmaree your art work is Fantastic..Love the window scene...the colours blend beautifully...Fabulous work... Love it... Have a happy weekend ...Hugs May x x x

Merry said...

This is lovely Annmaree…great colours and I love that you still can see the words.