Sunday, March 15, 2009

Playing with paint...

I've had a lovely weekend playing with paint. This first one is my first finished page of a journal I am working on from taking Pam Carriker's online class, Visual Journalism. I found the Henry David Thoreau quote online and felt it was a good one for the first page. I don't really like this page but I'm moving on and hoping the others come out better. I am really having fun with my new Uniball Signo white pen. It really is opaque. I've tried paint pens but they seem to be really sporadic with the amount of fluid that comes out and I end up making a big mess.


This one was inspired by a color combination I saw in Altered Surfaces by Chris Cozen. I'm not sure what else I'm going to do with it yet but I need to put my own stamp on it.

This one is inspired by Taking Flight by Kelly Rae Roberts. I used a little trowel to spread out the paint and ended up with too much. I wanted more of the papers I used to show through so I've started another one but haven't taken pictures yet. I finally pulled out the brayer to paint with and I have to say I love playing with it. I tried her trick of laying bubble wrap in modeling paste but mine is more gloppy. Maybe the bubble wrap is a little flat so to speak. You just can't fine quality bubble wrap these days. ;-) Haven't decided what to do with this one either but I think it will make a nice background for something.

Well, time for me to head off to bed. Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Oh, and on a side note I have really joined the Facebook world. I think it may be a sickness. I was watching it all weekend while I painted to see who I could add as a friend and what comments were being made. Lordy, all I need is another addiction.
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4 comments:

Charlie said...

Your journal pages are coming along beautifully...I hope you share them all with us.
I have not decided if I want to join facebook or not. I really don't have the time to manage another blog.......eek!
Thanks for the invite. It seems like everyone is on it these days. I'm still thinking......eek again!

Rebecca said...

Awesome pages. I love how the fabric mimics curtains.

Karen Mowrey said...

Really fun Laurel and that color combo looks great, I often find great color combos from other art or magazines.

I dare not ever enter the world of Facebook!

pattie said...

I love the textures you are coming up with....They are beautiful....