Continuing on my Soul Journey with Sarah Whitmire, Day 18, the last of the techniques collage pages.
Here are the techniques, in the order I applied them to the pages. First layer was torn paper glued down with matte medium and them covered with a thin layer of Gesso. When that was dry, I added a wash of turquoise acrylic, let that dry and then used a Jenga tile to create stamped impressions in Cherry and Yellow Orche inks. Next was to make a list of everything that you did during the day – I used a turquoise Sharpie and wrote the lists on both pages. (this was an interesting exercise in and of itself. I am amazed at just how many things we can get done in one day). I then brought out the Gesso and covered over a few areas. I then looked through my magazine to find an image of a face which I cut our and used as a stencil highlighted with the yellow. Next layer was a dry brushing of Titanium Buff to help tone down the yellow a bit. We were then asked to apply something metal – hmm, I just happened to have two straight pins sitting on the work table so I decided to add those making sure they did not go through to the other side of the paper. As I have done in my past two technique collages, I had to add some circles. They are created using Burnt Umber first and then outlined with the charcoal pencil. I really love the effect of the charcoal. Look at the left side, you can see my hand sewing line from the previous page. Maybe this is another technique to add texture to your pages.
Doing these pages has really allowed me to forget about making a mistake, because there are none in this type of art. If you don’t like it, cover it up with Gesso and start over.
Keep it Simple!
I love the results of the charcoal pencil. I’ll have to get mine out for my next journal page. You are right, using our non-dominant hand is a good thing to pull out from time to time. It makes for a fun artistic discovery. It also helps my critic to spaz out and my inner child to take over. Thanks for sharing the journey!
Hah I love those straight pins. Perfect!