Monday, 3 February 2014

Journal52 - Mixed Media Monday

Hello again friends, I hope this week had been a good one for you all. 
 
Today I have two more Art Journal pages to share with you, as part of the year long challenge I am participating in, over at Journal52. Where we get a "prompt" each week to create with. I've already showed you my first two pages from the first two prompts. Today, here are my Third and Fourth pages;

Week #3's prompt was "You make me Smile"
I was a bit perplexed at this one, because many things make me smile - and it seemed I just didn't know where to begin! I thought and thought, breaking down the prompt to the main word of "smile" and all I could think of was the bright yellow happy smiley face from the Hippie era. Then I thought of tie-dye, and colour... and, well, I just ran with that:
I love Hippie era things, and things from pop-culture.  I also love colour. This page - although simple - actually makes me smile. For the background I used Faber-Castell Gelatos, only slightly blended, to keep with the tie-dye effect. And just yellow cardstock circles, with drawn basic smiley faces.

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Week #4's Prompt was - "Building Character"
Encouraging us to draw a character, or theme a page around character traits and symbols.

 
For this I decided to draw a character with the help of my Jane Davenport face Stencils. I used gelatos and big brush markers to make my face. I also decided I wanted to pop headphones on her head and have a music themed character page. I'm a big believer that Music really helps build character and identity, and affect your emotions and such. What you listen to effects how you feel, and what you think, how you act etc. Listen to all angsty bitter music, you will soon feel and act with angst and bitterness. Listen to happy pop tunes, you will feel as such. And so on and so forth.

 The blue background has tone-on-tone stamping of a sheet music stamp, but it didn't come up on the pics!  I also decided to add a streak of purple highlight to her fringe-hair, to add to the "character" of the face. I'm quite happy with how this girlie came out.

So there are my two pages for Journal52 and my Mixed Media Monday.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

5 comments:

Michelle H. said...

Both of these are so creative and gorgeous!! Love the background on the first one and your 2nd one you are doing is amazing on drawing facesWTG!!
Thats one area I want to work on soon!!

May said...

Gorgeous work Annmaree...Love your happy page it made me smile..adorable colours...your second page is amazing your art work is outstanding... I love her face... Have a wonderful happy week... Hugs May x x x

coldwaters2 said...

FABuLOUS work Annmaree I love all those smiley, sunshine faces on the first picture their smiles are infectious, loving the artwork on the other page, fantastic work.
hugs
lorraine x

Jules said...

Hi Annmaree

Two fabulous pages!!

I love all the smiley faces on the first page .. .. it made me smile too .. .. and then your drawing, colouring and shading on your second page is just amazing! You are a clever lady!

I can't even draw a heart I am happy with LOL!!!

You asked me if I had smuggled any extra ribbons into the house whilst Mr Heart was away for the week. The answer is no .. .. but he did take me to get more for wedding orders I have taken and sample work for the next wedding fayre! LOL!!

Hope you have a good day Annmaree.

Love Jules xx

Danie May said...

I am loving both your pages for these prompts Annmaree, you can't help but smile at your smiley face page - your background is fabulous and I totally love your building character page, I totally agree music shapes us. Your face using the JD stencil is fabulous, I have those stencils along with a few others on my wish list. Thanks so much for visiting my blog recently also! Danie xx