july 3: family
I think family was on my mind today when I started another spread in my art journal.
I began with laying various papers down, one of my favorite ways to start.
The image on the bottom left is the front of a card I got from Rena Matus.
She sent it in with her little books for the swap and I just had to use it!
The photo I had printed out in consideration for another project, still on my table.
It is a photo of my mom, me at age 15, my dad and his mom -my "Nonie".
she always called me lenna-pie ; ^ ) click on any photo for details.
I decided to add printed tissue paper with swirls and handmade paper
with embedded leaves over my background papers. I used matte
gel medium for this, brushing some on the journal page, laying the papers
down, then brushing medium over the top of the papers.
Left side below. . . background papers with thin papers over top.
- and the beautiful card, thank you Rena!
I did not plan to finish the whole spread today, but I did . . .
It needed something more, so I added rubber stamping.
My family definitely gave me wings and encouraged me to FLY!
After that, all I added was a little gold pigment powder which stuck to the
still not quite dry matte medium . . .
another close up -
a scan of the entire spread
I have 2 spreads left in this journal! It is so stuffed I can't wait to go into
a new art journal. This time I am going to try a wire bound one!