Two Pages Done

No, not two pages read, two art journal pages completed last week! My reading has been slow going so this title might not be far off of that either now that I think about it. Anyway, remember I recently showed you a two page spread that I started?

Here it is finished:

shineon2You can still see some of the washi tape peeking through underneath the paint. There is quite a bit of texture to this and I wish you could see all the bumps and ridges.

One of my favorite things about this is the image of the woman (sorry if it’s hard to see the details). I found the illustration in an old book and I did a tape transfer not sure if it would work but it totally did! I’ve done tape transfers with magazine pictures but not old paper. What is cool is that you can see through a bit of the image to the paint underneath. Love that.

I also used some shiny spray and a star stencil. You can really see the stars at a certain angle and then I ended up just spraying a bit more on the pages. Again, hard to see here but if you hold up the book you can totally see the shimmer. I wasn’t too happy with the lettering which I did with a stencil but that is something I am planning to work on.

In case you are wondering what the text says, it is a quote by Maya Angelou: “Precious jewel, you glow, you shine, reflecting all the good things in the world.” I like that don’t you?

So as I want to work on my lettering technique I glanced through, Creative Lettering edited by Jenny Doh, and am very tempted to get it. If you have a good book to recommend on fun lettering techniques let me know. Alright off, to start the next pages!

  1. April 9, 2014
  2. April 9, 2014
  3. April 9, 2014
  4. April 10, 2014
  5. April 13, 2014
  6. April 14, 2014