Friday, May 24, 2019
I'm a tree...in Sallyanne Scholefield's journal 'Who are you?'
Gosh, Sallyanne's journal is the biggest yet!
Who am I?
Good question, but tricky.
I love metaphors so I choose that of a tree to symbolise who I am.
I also want to explore texture more in this spread so after using white gesso on both pages I add some collage of plants and tissue which I want to provide a textured base.
I also use wallpaper to create a large tree (me) and a smaller one (my family), this adds even more texture but it needs some colour. I use Ranger's Distress Oxide Inks to do this.
I'm not totally happy with it but I keep going,
adding leaves to the tree and those falling to show that I'm in the Autumn of my life.
I use texture markers to add lines of definition to the leaves and tree trunks...much better.
As text I write my thoughts on watercolour paper in a fine black marker, rip them into lines then outline them in dots with highlights for the words themselves.
Very pleased. Oh, and there's a sketched selfie too.
Hope you will like it Sallyanne. xox