Sunday, December 22, 2013

TEN – Call to Artists - Journaling

I was going to clean up a bit from the TEN project. I had been using the scraps left over from “The Magic of Mind” plus 10 ATC’s to spruce up my journaling on the project. I was left with the above scraps. They were ugly and uninspiring. But I had wanted to use every last bit from the ten items I was given. So I decided to glue them down in my journal. I was thoughtful in their placement without having an end result planned. Each piece added gave me a new layout to solve. I enjoyed working with both the graphic and abstract qualities of the page without concern for meaninful content. I am pleased with the results. Working with what I had.

With just a wash of Nickel Azo Gold and Raw Umber mixed together I have a nice background. I like it just as it is. Perhaps I will work on it more in the future. I already have some more ideas for additional journal pages.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Textures 2 Series Stencils - Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you to everyone who left a comment. I really enjoyed reading them!

and the winner is...

Blogger Bea said...
I'm crazy for books and really like the way you used the stencil on your book. Thanks for the ideas...bea

December 12, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Blog Hop - Textures 2 Series Stencils by Jill K. Berry & Articellar

I am thrilled to be a participant in a Blog Hop featuring the TEXTures 2 Series stencils. This is a collaboration between Jill K. Berry and Artistcellar.
You can find these Artistcellar Signature Series Stencils by Jill K Berry here:
The individual stencil names are: 069-Picasso, 070-Bird, 071-Gera, 072-Miro. The style number is etched on the stencil somewhere.
Simply comment below how YOU would like to use these stencils in your own style, and I'll pick a name using on 12/20/13   In order to qualify, YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS IN THE COMMENTS USING THE name(at)domain(dot)com FORMAT. For example my email address would be kimnugent(at)yahoo(dot)com. When you use the (at) and (dot) in parentheses, the Spambots can't get your e-mail address (it's how you get on lists you don't want to get on).

For my project I decided to make a journal with an etched brass cover. I securely taped the Gera stencil down to a piece of brass. Then used a sponge to sponge StazOn ink over the stencil to act as a resist. Next I etched to cover.
I also etched some scrap pieces of copper using the same technique. Eyelets were used to fasten the copper to the brass and holes for the binding.
Close-up view.
I also made some pages using packing tape transfers from magazine pages. The page on the top was the packing tape transfer. The page below is the magazine page after the transfer was removed. This first transfer worked so well I was lured into a sense of false skill.
The second transfer didn’t come off of the magazine page nearly as easily. I am happy with the end results though.
I ran out of time to make more pages. It was time to put the journal together using coptic binding.
The journal is 4” x 5”.
Ready for journaling!
My husband and I went out to listen to some blues music. As a last minute thought I decided to take this journal along. While sketching Raven Reverand the design from Jill’s stencil filled the page like the music that was filling the room…and my soul!
I used a pencil and jelly pen to draw while listening to the blues music. This morning I painted in washes of color in my studio. I also used a thicker marker to bring more emphasis to the words.
There are many more techniques that I would like to explore using these stencils.
Check out the other participating blogs for more inspiration and chances to win. I am already looking forward to trying some of their ideas!
12/7 Artistcellar
12/8 Kecia Deveney
12/9 Sketchbook Challenge/Jill
12/10 Brian Kasstle
12/11 Mel Kolstad

12/12 Kim Rae Nugent
12/13 Jodi Ohl
12/14 Effy Wild
12/15 Tamara Laporte
12/16 Jane Davenport
12/17 Chris Cozen
12/18 Guadalupe Brizuela Cabal
12/19 Jill Berry