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journal challenge day 154

March 22, 2012

journal entry: you deserve more. it’s ok to ask.

materials used: cardboard, acrylic paint, gesso, painted paper, doily, stitching, printed out words, watercolors, shiva paintstiks, white-out pen.

art journal challenge

day 154

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  1. March 22, 2012 6:20 pm

    I love it!! So very cool!

  2. Maureen Hayes permalink
    March 22, 2012 6:26 pm

    I LOVE this, both the words and the art itself! I don’t mean to sound ignorant but what are shiva paints ticks and what is a white out pen? I always look at what you used to create your work and I am not familiar with these items. Thanks for not laughing. . .

    Really lovely piece, if you ever decide to sell it please let me know! Thank you for your continued inspiration.

    • March 22, 2012 6:41 pm

      so funny maureen!!! i was actually just thinking i might start selling some of my journal pages. lol! i will let you know when i list it. shiva paintstiks are a type of oil pastel of sorts, only better. google them and you can see what they look like. and a white out pen is not an official art tool, they are just the office supplies that you use to white out something. remember how we used to fix typos? so funny. anyways, it’s just white out in a pen. oh, and there are no stupid questions!!!

      • Maureen Hayes permalink
        March 22, 2012 7:47 pm

        Okay, that explains those, now what is gesso? And where did you use the white out pen? I have a white out tape thing, I need to look for a pen, do they sell them at Stapes and that kind of store? Thanks for saying these aren’t stupid questions. The piece is beautiful and spoke to me!

      • March 23, 2012 7:51 am

        no problem mareen!!! i am happy to answer all of your questions. so gesso is what i like to call a primer. you use it underneath all of your layers, it’s kind of like white paint but with super powers. it helps all of the paint and collage stick to your art piece. so i start with gesso on the cardboard and it helps all of the paint adhere to the cardboard since it isn’t a surface prepared for paint. does that make sense? i use gesso in all of my altered books which are just old children’s books. gesso is one of my favorite products because you can use it to cover over any part of your painting that you don’t like and start over. you can buy gesso at any craft or art store. i used the white out pen in the middle of the flower. it makes beautiful highlighting marks. yes i bought it at an office supply store.

  3. ann dickey permalink
    March 23, 2012 7:38 am

    yes! i think you should start selling your journal pages… at least the ones you feel you can part with. love this page~ love the contrast of pretty and raw…

  4. March 23, 2012 8:56 am

    Hi! I just stumbled here and I am so excited to be here. Your art makes me wickedly happy. Where in CO are you? I live north of Denver. I will come devour your blog up later as it is a wonderfully happy place!

  5. March 30, 2012 10:51 pm

    I love this. Great saying, gorgeous artwork. I’m really digging the stitching on the words and around the flower. Definitely adds another layer of detail.

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