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Today: Get Messy Art Journal | Magic, Week 2

With Thanksgiving this week, I didn’t get much done in the way of creating (except for a plate of super easy, semi-lazy, delicious onion tartlets) until last night.  For the second week of Get Messy Art Journal‘s magic theme, I went semi-dark.

Once I broke out the paint and brush pens, I was on a roll.  I like when that happens.  Unfortunately… it rarely happens.  

Get Messy Art Journal | Magic, Week 2

get messy art journal magic week 2

Materials used: Sakura Koi watercolors and brush pens, Micron pens (black 1, 01 and 03), clear alphabet stamps 

I’m especially happy with the way the crystal ball turned out.  The purple sort of reminds me of a Magic 8 ball.  I wish I had one of those kicking around these days — mostly because I’d like something to tell me definitively when this baby plans to arrive and give me permission to eat another bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream and help me decide between black yoga pants or black leggings.

I’ve always found magicians and that sort of magic to be creepy and my one encounter with a supposed psychic was really bizarre (she thought I was a flight attendant, but knew my grandfather’s name)– but I do think what we believe is our reality.  And that extends beyond card tricks and ladies being sawed in half.  

If we believe in myths or rumors or love stories, they’re as good as real.  That kind of power is magic when it’s positive.  We should believe more good things about ourselves.

get messy art journal magic week 2

Materials used: Clear alphabet stamps, Sakura Koi brush pens and Pigma brush pens, Sakura Gelly Roll pens (white and gold), Winsor and Newton Pigment Markers, magazine cut outs, paper scraps (for the crowns), Elmers glue stick (no need to be fancy)

True Life: I made this while watching a dog show on television.  On a Friday night.  The glamour of my life abounds.  Also, a Frenchie won the non-sporting group (whatever that means) and the little thing was so cute that my out-of-control hormones almost tricked me into reserving a bulldog brother for Clark online… but fortunately (for everyone), my hands were too busy with the cutting and pasting and doodling and stamping. 

get messy art journal magic week 2

Materials used: Magazine cut-outs, Sakura Pigma brush pens (BB and FB), clear alphabet stamps, Golden fluid acrylic paint (Pyrrole Red), glue stick

This one is more fairy tale than magic, but I’m guessing a wolf would need some sort of magical power to talk, right?  And, then like, eat a Grandma and then dress up like her?  Regardless, most fairy tales are dark, dark, dark… and terrifying. 

The trees outside our house have lost all their leaves, so used them as a guide when sketching the background.  I think they turned out sufficiently creepy.  Oh, and red is usually not my thing… but maybe it should be.

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What did you make this week?