Monday, October 4, 2010

First Art Journal Page: Soul Sparrow

I remember the long drive to my grandma's house when I was little. As the city gave way to open desert hawks soared the pale blue sky. They always looked so at peace, separate from the world. Somehow I got it into my head that they were messengers carrying words from our hearts through the heavens. Little do they know the inspiration they planted in the heart of a child.

So, with that in mind here is the first page of my art journal. I don't have a full shot yet because I couldn't get the lighting right and it was washing out the colors. I'll try again with natural light but until then here are some details. Enjoy! :)

Soul Sparrow

I used water colors, gold metallic marker, wrapping paper, ribbon, stamps, colored tissue paper, markers, inks, glue, and embossing  powder on this page. All in all it took me a good three solid hours to put what was in my head down on paper. I love how bright and vibrant the colors are and how they blend into one another.

This is my Soul Sparrow.

Can you feel the twilight sky in this image? The gold detail is from heated embossing powder which I outlinned with markers.

I used ribbon and tissue paper to make the cloud. I like to add touchy feely to my art.

So, now that I've put this up I have to go take a picture of the complete page because all these little pieces just aren't cutting it. I hope you got a good glimpse of some of the details. If you have any questions or comments please feel free. I think I'll put a few notes up about some of the techniques I used because as I surf different blogs I notice that a lot of art journals are missing embossing which is awesome! I mean, its metal, its shiny (okay, that's the main reason) it adds depth, and sparkle, and texture, to pages and its relatively inexpensive. *end nerd excitement*

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