Another awful art rescue.
It began as an art journal page. But I got ‘ART’ crooked on the page. I couldn’t live with it. It was the only part of the page where modeling paste was used so it really stuck out. I literally tore the page out of the book and put it in the trash. Of course the next day I pulled it out thinking I could save part of the page to make a postcard.
I cut the page in half. I added modeling paste through a numbers/alpha stencil. I really liked how it looked. So much so that I knew I would never mail it. That bit of success encouraged me to try and fix the other half into a postcard.
‘ART’ is still crooked, but not quite so much as it was and I can live with it. Had I straightened it more, then the other parts of the card would be crooked. I needed a happy medium for all elements. I did a bit more fine tuning on both postcards. They were then decreed keepable together.
Since I was not going to mail these postcards, I decided they needed to turn back into an art journal page. My new struggle was to create a background for the postcards. There’s quite a bit of paint adjusting on that page...too light...too dark...not light enough...then finally just right.
For this journal page I used acrylic paints, Gesso, modeling paste, stencils, Distress Spray Stain, rubber stamping, Distress Ink, Distress Oxide Ink and Distress Crayons.
I’m linking my journal page to the following challenges:
Art Journal Journey for this month’s theme TYPE.
Creative Artiste Mixed Media where the challenge is always ANYTHING GOES.
More Mixed Media Challenge ANYTHING GOES with BRIGHTS
July 2021 Calendar Journal