Sticky drywall tape went over top of a partially prepped page. Swirled red acrylic ink over tape and
watched helped it drip in all directions. Once the red ink was dry, ART was written with the dropper from Prussian blue acrylic ink.
To the opposite page, I added the image of an open heart from Gray's Anatomy, 1977 edition, and more ink drops.
This crisp, beautiful mandala was made with a stencil, molding paste and a palette knife. Beside it, you may see the gesso texturing which was highlighted by colorful pan pastels. Layering color and texture make an art journal page more dynamic.
Here's an artsy shot of mandala and molding paste together. Great stuff, that molding paste and I've only just begun to experiment with it. FUN!
Thinking I want to paint this mandala BLACK...
What do you think, should I go for it?!
"Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful."
-Hazrat Inayat Khan
I'd added so much texture and patterning to this page, that the quote was lost. But a bit of gesso AND more Prussian blue acrylic ink "framing" put this great quote in the spotlight.
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I typed several quotes onto ledger paper, and this one made its way onto tag #456. I aged it all with Distress ink(vintage photo) and glued it down with a glue stick :)
Please do NOT feed the FEARS.
It's a funny thing, this art journaling business...at 1st I resisted it, then once I tried it, I was hooked.
Not because I can make pretty pages or try cool techniques, but because it's powerful, healing THERAPY!
I discover, uncover or recover something about myself EVERY time I work in my art journal(s) and that to me is PRICELESS.
Find what feeds your soul my friends AND go do it, you WON'T be sorry!!!