This post is a day late. I mention that simply so you don’t fear that I’ve entirely lost track of days (though… some days…). If you’d like to learn more about the Get Messy Art Journal program, click on over.
Get Messy Thursdays | Words, Week 3
Materials used: Hot pressed watercolor paper (loose), purple watercolor, “found” words from a photocopy of a random book page, glue stick, velum, stapler/staple
I dip-dyed a few pages of loose hot pressed (which means it’s smooth and has essentially no texture) watercolor paper a few weeks ago and really liked how this sheet turned out. I wish I had spent more time on my found poem — it’s definitely something I want to try again. I covered the page with velum to give it a bit of mystery… and to hide the fact that it’s… not much to look at.
Materials used: [Left side] Photocopied book page (with holes where the “found poem” words used to be), Sakura Pigma Brush Pen (black, MB); [Right side] A whole mess of Golden High Flow Liquid Acrylic paint, neon yellow craft paint, Sakura Pigma Brush Pen (black, MB), Sakura Koi Brush Pens (yellow and turquoise), Sakura Micron pen (black, 01), scissors.
I tucked the original book page from my found poem on the backside of that page. It’s good to know where you come from, even if you’re a poorly crafted poem. The mess of paint is supposed to be a nod to Jackson Pollock (may he drip in peace). I had grand plans to actually throw paint onto a large sheet of paper (if you have a chance to watch film of him creating, take it) from my own adorable, mini paint can (which I planned to create from a soup can). But then I got lazy (no one is surprised) and did my best to drip, splatter and splash… without dripping, splattering or splashing on our white sofa and white rug.
I stumbled upon the quote I included while perusing Instagram
the other day in the middle of the night while up wide awake thinking about baby stuff. I cut the corner (story of my life) to give a little peek at the next page.
Materials used: Strathmore Artist Tiles (black), Sakura Gelly Roll pen (white), scissors, glue stick, vellum, random magazine page
I was feeling serious and grouchy when I made this page, so my goal was to create something un-serious and un-grouchy. Mission accomplished.
And a few other projects
I wasn’t the only one making messes this week. I put together a little paint set for Grace on Wednesday, complete with brushes and (supposedly) washable paints. I’ve really enjoyed painting with her — she has her own ideas about what should go where, and when it’s time for a new color. Also: She loves the brown paint. I do not. I am trying to be okay with that.
Materials used: Moleskine Watercolor Album, gold tissue paper (applied as background with matte gel medium), Strathmore Artist Tiles (black), black gesso, Windsor + Newton Artists Watercolors (Opera Rose), magazine cut outs, Sakura Pigma Brush Pen (black, MB), Sakura Gelly Roll pen (white), glue stick, pieces of gold leaf sheets (left over from other projects)
This is my favorite creation from the week (and in a long time). I love all the layers and fall colors that are not strictly brown/orange/red. Also: Wasn’t Hafez just a genius with words?
Also On Tap for Today:
- Outdoor workout with the Mama Beasts (it feels like it’s been ages)
- Sorting out plans for apple picking
- Semi related to my last sketchbook page: This TED article about loneliness really struck me
What’s On Tap for your weekend?