Friday, May 31, 2013
As a Tree
The idea for today's tree actually came from a Donna Downey online class I took a few months ago where she used her fingers to paint some flowers. I figured if Donna could make flowers I could make leaves, right? Here's how I created these art journal pages.
I started by slapping some Distress Paints onto two of my art journal pages. I used water to wet down the pages, before applying the paint, and then used my fingers to move the paint around (the journal pages absorb the water quickly so you don't get quite as much movement from the paint as you would on a smaller surface, like a tag). Once the paint was dry there was a tree shape on the left page...see it? I drew a rough outline so I'd know where to put the tree and then got busy with more paint!
To create the leaves I put four different colors into a plastic cup (three greens and a yellow), then I dipped my finger tips into the paint and starting putting paint down on the pages. I just kept dabbing with my finger tips until I was happy with the look of the leaves. Love it! I then added a few tiny circles, using a stencil and more acrylic paint. (The paint ran a bit too much through the stencil...but I can live with that...just add another layer!)
Dylusions Art Journal
Adirondack Paints (Terra Cotta, Willow, Lettuce)
Distress Paints (Salty Ocean, Spiced Maralade, Peeled Paint)
Golden Paints (Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Green Gold)
Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs, Black Soot)
Tiny Circles Stencil
Classic Words Stencil
Dylusions Ink Spray (White Linen)
Original Art Stamp Set