Welcome back to my artist blog space for another week. Week 3 of the Season of Happy already – where does the time go?
This week I have been working on a few pages using quite different styles. I felt like I had started to deviate from my usual minimalist style and thought I’d better touch base with it to see how it’s going. And yes, its still my favourite. Simple images and freehand scripting – so peaceful.
I also worked on a few pages following Katie’s tutorial on Gelli Plate printing. I purchased my first gelli plate over Christmas and have been experimenting with it ever since. I love the variety in backgrounds that you get. I am yet to experiment with collage using prints, but I’m sure that it’s only a matter of time.
One of the prompts from this week was based on street art or grafitti. The next two pages are my interpretation of that. Not traditional grafitti, but bright colours and random patterns, that is what I think of when I talk about grafitti.
The right hand side page here was an experiment using the Gelli Plate directly onto my journal. It worked in this instance, but hasn’t been so great in other attempts. If the journal is bulky it doesn’t print very well unfortunately. And that is the beauty of art journaling – it gives you the freedom to experiment and find out what works for you.
How has your arty week been? Have you been getting messy with paint? Or do you create with some other medium?
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