Here is the cover of my new art book/journal. I do not consider myself a journal keeper but my pages contain elements of who I am. I use the term journal loosely. After Gelli printing pages, I tore/cut them to size. The fun part (not as fun as making the gellies) is altering pages with stamps, more color and sketching a bit. This cover is made of Grunge Paper that takes to the Gelli printing like a dream.
This is the inside cover and first page. The blocks of colors on the first page reminded me of an old barn so I stuck on a rusty hatch.
|The Dream is Gone|
This page was painted by hand and stenciled roses added with a handmade stencil. I also made a cutout of the women in silhouette. The phrase is from a song. See the ghost-child sketched behind her? That was from a previously attempted art page that got re-worked into this. I began to remove the little girl, then thought better of it. I like when that happens.
I have bits of arty things that I have made floating around my studio. This image in the center is one of those things.
I also used this stencil outline of a woman on the front cover. I made it because I like the idea of finding, gathering, hunting or working.
I like this expanse of aqua and the grungy top pink part. The flowers from a die cut make the most wonderful stencil, even when using a portion. I drew my 'quiet' rabbit with white gel pen around a stencil. That's all for now. Thanks for visiting my blog.