Monday, 29 April 2013

The Mouse and the Art Journal

So you look at these pictures and think, - where's the Mouse?  -  well Ms Mouse, (oh yes we know it was female) is the creative genius behind the wonderfully serrated edge on the spotted paper, and you ask how?  Well, I have some rolls of paper that are stored under a wardrobe. (it's the usual thing I do just to tidy them out of the way).

Took them out the other day to find that one roll had been eaten along the edge and had a beautifully serrated edge that could only have been achieved by.... yes a mouse. So just before I cut it level and stored it away again, I thought aaaaaaaaha that would make a good piece for my art journal background. 

Thank you Ms Mouse, for your creative work and I do hope you escaped the attention of our resident feline, Dim Sum.  I have put the rolls of paper back under the wardrobe and wonder if you could have another go at them, that would be wonderful. 

Close-up of Ms Mouse's serration technique
 


Art Journal Page



 


 

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Collage on a Sunday - a lesson in overdoing it...

 Am a bit disappointed with this collage page.  Think I overdid it and really should have stopped at picture, "Text Added".  Using matte medium on pan pastels is really not a good idea...

The original background

Text added

First layer of colour added
 
Added stencil raindrop shapes with pan pastel

Closeup of stencil pan pastel
Collage before I matted

Collage after I matted it



 
 

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