SEASON OF ART 101 WEEK 2

“Art is the most intense form of individualism that the world has ever known.”
– Oscar Wilde

This week of Get Messy Artjournal is about Texture. I followed a great tutorial by Riet. I created page using different bits of paper and different types of paints. I used acrylics, neocolor pastels, silver foil, tissue paper.


EASY BOOKBINDING






I started using handbound journals a while ago. I think they are the most convenient for me. I can choose my own paper and the size of the journal. Lately I've been in love with Canson paper which is very smooth. I use a lot of gouache in my journals so that's important! Also I like the size of it when I fold it.

I photographed the steps of making a new journal.


I'm usuing cardboard as my covers. Canson black paper as my signature. Book binding tape. Random black thread and a bigger size niddle.
Covers can be made out of any paper you like preferably a bit thicker than the paper you are going to use in the journal.


GET MESSY SEASON OF ART 101

This season of getmessy artjournal is about going back to basic and playing with different mediums.

I was very much inspired by gouache tutorial by Vanessa.  Gouache is my favourite medium at the moment. I just love how versatile it is. It can be used as watercolor if you add more water. It can be used with less water and then it becomes very smooth and extrememly matte when it dries.

I wish I could do faces better!


Inspired by a painting I saw this week .

 Inspired by Paterson.


Mark making with watercolor, and neon gouache over acrylic backgroung. 


Added foil!




SKETCHBOOK JANUARY 2017



GOUACHE LEFTOVERS

I absolutely love using gouache srtaight from tubes. I mix colors on a palette and sometimes I have some paint left. I decided to make a little journal for this. It contains little painting made only with the palette gouache leftovers.



HOW SHE CREATES PODCAST

I was lucky to take part in a great project called How She Creates. I got to talk with Caylee and Roxanne about artjournaling.

You can listen to it HERE.


WEEK 6 OF SEASON OF GIFTS

Here's my final page for the Season of Gifts for Get Messy Artjournal.

I wanted to add my little nephew's dragon drawing to my page. This represents the exact moment in my life. This is where I stand now. At the top of the mountain and enjoying the view hoping to feel even better. I'm content and happy. This is the gift of life.