Saturday, April 21, 2012

Magazine Art Journal - Garden of Dreams

I am using a magazine from the University of Waterloo for this art journal. It measures 12x8.5 inches. I gessoed all the pages and collaged book pages to the front and back covers and then covered that with gesso to make them stronger.
For this 2-page spread, I first made the flowers by spraying white coffee filters with Adirondack ink sprays and then  making three different styles of flowers with them. Then I made the mixed media background using acrylic paints, stamps, inks, and various household items such as plastic canvas to paint and add texture to the page. I painted the stems and added doodling around the stems and leaves with a white gel pen.
Here are a couple of close ups of some of the details...

I took the next photo from a side angle so that you could see the dimension of the flowers.

I would love to hear your thoughts. How about leaving me a comment? I'd love to hear from you. Thanks! Have a fabulous day!

1 comment:

Trena in Naperville said...

Love this project Trish! So many fabulous colors blended together! Thanks for sharing!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!