Thursday, February 17, 2011

Run...don't walk...

Here are my pages for "A Year in the Life of an Art Journal" February 15th prompt:
THE SONG: Breakin' Dishes by Rihanna
Written Lyrics HERE
The host gives a prompt every 15th and 30th of the month. It is always in three parts - the prompt, the song, and the product/technique that we are to use/try.
Once again, I could not connect at all with the song. However, I could connect with the word fight. lol I don't want to fight. I don't want to yell. It's up to me - I can't be selfish. I've got to - run away when I am tempted to give in to trying to have the last word.

I enjoyed the creative process of this page. I started out with the dark feeling that I have whenever there's a fight and tried to lighten it up with the hues of gold and copper. I did a lot of masking, lightened up some of the black with some bleach in a spritzer. Played with some "drippage" and added glittery chipboard and little paper flowers.

The copper paint even began to crackle a little when I heated it with my heat gun. Cool effect.

I cut out a picture from a magazine to create this mask and then sponged on the acrylic paint over my journaling. I like how some of the words are still peeking through.

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  1. Very Cool...I really like this one.

  2. I love it!! I think I need to clarify for people that they can take all or parts of the three part prompts. (like you did by not using the song) and make their pages that way. LOVE this.

  3. Oh my... silhouettes and bleach in a spritzer... that makes me an instant FAN!!! LOVE your page... and the emotions you put on there - I can relate to that! Your page is just awesome!!!

  4. Sherry this is AWESOME. I love it. I think i would have used rougher lettering for the word fight. But that's just me. I like it dark. The copper drip adds just the right amount of lighting without taking away from the edginess of the art. Love this. great job.


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