Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Epic fail???

Well...not almost epic, but I think I saved it a bit...

I loved the Donna Downey inspiration Wednesday video from 1.23.13...(www.donnadowney.com).  LOVE LOVE LOVE this page she created in her art journal.  I really thought I could recreate it.

I have a LOT to learn!!  LOL!  Having an engineering and computer science degree pretty much says I have a very active left side of my brain.  My right side is totally trying to catch up!  

Anyway...I gessoed the page and started with the gelatos.  I didn't really have a plan for color placement...I wish I would have gone more light to dark.  I also did not get the coverage I wanted.  I don't know if it is because I used a brush or just did not put down enough color to start.  But it is a start...
...and I'm not liking it!...So on to adding more stuff.  Donna threw on some white paint.  I gave it a whirl with some Dylusions I had and a stencil...it was a no go...couldn't get it to show.  I finally used some thinned out acrylic with the stencil.  Must have been too thin because it bled under the stencil...I so hate that.

This is a photo from before I added the acrylic...you totally can't see the white ink spray I added.  So...now what....even with the white stenciled paint I wasn't liking it...grrr...But I was creating and that was the whole point.  So I stamped the letters create in black.  I also played around with some small tags and ink, then washi taped them down....now it is coming together a bit.  I added some journaling and some corner borders.  I ruined the black pen I used because the paint was not quite dry...another lesson learned.

And here is the finished page...
Epic fail...no not quite...I sorta like how it turned out.  My left side of the brain struggles with the randomness of it...but it will just have to deal!   LOL!

3 comments:

Diana Gonzalez said...

I really like how this turned out Janet. And the mix of colors look great. You are beginning to be an Art Journal expert.

nfaband said...

Very cool pages Janet ... love the Gelato's that you used, I threw away a bunch of almost brand new Gelato's when I moved, ugh.

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