Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Round 3 - Debs Addition to Wendy's Aphorisims Journal
Aphorisms- we are all loving being able to add quotes or sayings we love to our art work and this was the perfect opportunity for me to add one to a journal. I do tend to overthink things and try and be a perfectionist when being arty farty, when sometimes the simplest and easiest option is best. I have always loved the carefree style and colours of Picasso and the fact that he appeared so blase about his works sometimes irked me! Simple is HARD!
So I started with water colour paper I taped off then drew a face with angular lines through it. Looking on Pinterest for common facial features Picasso used, I picked my favorites and added them to the portrait. I then used water colour paints, Posca Paint pens and a black sharpie to finish off.
I then added black acrylic paint to fill in the background of 2 pages of the Journal.
After the paint dried, I trimmed my portrait and stuck it down onto the first page. I then used Tim Holtz Marquee alphabet thinlit dies, to cut out the letters that formed my aphorism out of bright card stock. I used Matt gel medium to stick them down with and then covered the whole page with more Matt gel medium.
At the very end when it had all dried, I used Black Onyx liquid pearl drops to create some texture on each of the letters. It was something out of my comfort zone but I enjoyed it all the same.