what organic means and how it applies to food and even decorating and fashion
maybe...but art? Hummm, I wasn't sure how this was going to play out but I was
up for the challenge and by the time I finished, I was thinking my style might
even be a tad organic. That is of course if you think this sketch book actually has an organic feel. I'm still not sure of that but I am sure I love it and had a ton of fun doing it!
Getting my inspiration:
First Google search: organic
TIP: I tend to make lots of flowers in a sitting and keep them in my supply and then pull them out when needed. I make different kinds, sizes and colors. I find that this helps me to be more productive when I am making a project.
The process part 1 - the background:
Using a damp brush, I painted a light brown color in a streeking pattern with no intention of total coverage.
I then used a dry brush with a thin coat of the dark brown over the top. I made it a little darker around the edges.
Using black Archival Ink, I stamped in a couple spots with a script stamp.
I used both the blue colors I picked out and a dry brush to paint the canvas. I intentionally got some off the edges of the canvas onto the background.
After the paint on the canvas was dry, I added some of my homemade sprays using Dazzling Metalics Rich Espresso paint. I held my finger of the nozzle when I sprayed it so it would not come out in a fine mist but rather leave larger drip marks.
in the beginning for inspiration. I picked wine and used my finger to make some
hightlights around the edges.
The process part 2 - flowers:
This flower on this sketch book was not going to work. I suppose if I had that nice, neat, clean lined background it would have worked out great. But I don't sooooo....
Here's what I came up with....
I will do tutorials on the flowers and the hot glue embellishments in a seperate post.
The process part 3 - the title:
The last step was to put the word "Art" on the cover.
I decided to go with wood. I used Woodsies, small thin pieces of balsa wood. They come in large packages and are really inexpensive. There are squares, circles, rectangles, mixed shapes and letters.
These are really neat to use. You can cut them with an exacto knife or a die, stain them, paint them, stamp on them... really fun.
I thought the wood felt organic and would help with the theme of the book.
After my wood pieces were dry, I used my wood burning tool to spell out ART. I took some of that same wine color paint that I used on the the edge of the cover, to lightly smear on the top of the letters to tie it into the background and flowers.
I really like how the letters turned out.
The finished product:
So what do you think? Did I get organic or ummmm, not so much? Either way, I had a ton of fun doing this and the recipient loved it so, mission accomplished.
2. hot glue embellishment tutorial
3. flowers - probably a couple posts on flowers, how I make them and how I altered the flower in this post.
4. 365 for January
5. February's journal - not a 365 but it will work.
6. altered art journal cover
Until next time, thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment. I'd love to hear what you think!