Hello, it’s Robyn joining you today to share a mixed media art journal page. I have to admit to being a huge fan of Michael Buble, I’ve seen him in concert each time he has visited Australia. When I started playing with this project, as usual I had no idea in mind just started playing with images and backgrounds – popping the birds on the page caused these lyrics from Feeling Good to come to mind.
The song itself is such a happy one, check out the lyrics online if you aren’t sure how it goes. I think it also describes the practice of mindfulness – enjoying all the little things in life by taking notice.
What are you feeling good about today? Take notice of one small, good thing and think about it for a few minutes. You will be glad you did!
I started with a tiny cheat for creating this page – the basis of the background was already done during a long past Gelli printing session. I tend to keep an art journal and scrap paper close to mop up all the extra paint from my plate in between prints. These pages become starting points for future pages. I’ve learnt that for best results I keep to one set of colours, either warm or cool with maybe a pop of a complementary colour if it seems to work.
Watch the video of the process here:
- Dylusions Journal
- Liquitex – Gesso
- Liquitex – Matte Medium
- Gelatos – Cotton Candy, Lemon, Snow Cone, Orange Soda, Iced Coffee
- Faber Castell – Whipped Spackle
- Dina Wakley stamps – Woodcuts
- Ranger Archival Ink – Fern Green
- Derwent Inktense pencil – Light Olive
- The Crafters Workshop stencil – Mini Spotted
- irResistible Pico Embellisher – Tuxedo Black
- Dictionary paper
- Posca pen – black
- Gelli Arts – Gelli Plate
I hope you enjoyed learning how this project comes together. As always, don’t forget to pop by LuLu Art & Friends Facebook page to say hi or share your project or leave a comment on my blog, www.purplesalt.net