I've been doing my collage art journal pages than anything else lately, using my tiny journal.
Today I broke out one of my larger sketchbooks and some acrylic paint. No collage for me today.
I pulled up YouTube and opened a tutorial, but only loosely followed it. (Video at end of blog.)
I had painted this page blue at one point for a project, but never did whatever I had planned. It was perfect for this paint along.
My feathers did not turn out as nice as the Art Sherpa's. Then again I'm not that good of an artist. I also have sub-par (cheapest possible) supplies.
Still, I don't think I did that bad considering my skill level. I like them.
By the time I got to the beads I just needed to get the page done, because I had to clear off the table for lunch. (The dining room table is the only space I have to create art.) So they just kind of got blotted on without any detailing.
And here is my Dreamcatcher all finished. (Or is it?)
I couldn't help but feel SOMETHING was missing.
I hate to waste any paint, so I took what was left on the pallet and smeared with a brush all over the page in front of the one I was working on.
One day this will be the background of a new art journal page.
OR...it might just remain smears of paint on a page for the rest of its life, but at least it didn't go in the garbage like this lovely paper plate pallet did.
Meanwhile, after lunch, this happened. I kept feeling like something was missing, and just had to do some of my "found poetry" on it.
So while most of this was hand painted, I ended up doing a little collage with text from a magazine.
And, here is the video that inspired this art journal page.