Thursday, May 10, 2012

Kraken Attacks Airship and prevents boredom at the Doctor's Office

 I thought I'd share this background I did in my Mead Dayrunner.  It's both my daily planner and my on-the-go art journal.  I prime the pages in various ways, coloring over any past entries and then draw in it when I'm in long lines or waiting at Doctors and Dentists.

This time around I primed over my notes in past pages with metallic blue acrylic paint, then loaded up my Viva Las Vegastamps! Optical Background stamp with gesso.  I stamped on both pages.  (Note: gesso usually washes off, especially if you wash with soap and water immediately after stamping.  But you may need to pick out dried bits of gesso from the stamp afterward). 

When the gesso dried, I colored over with the white with colored markers (the pink and yellow colors).  Then I inked up my Balloon Airship stamp using a Staz-on Midnight Blue stamp pad.  I stamped on the right page, and the used up the rest of the ink by stamping on the left page.   
I had to take my mother to a Doctor's appointment (and at Kaiser you have to wait for the longest time) so I ended up finishing these pages.  I used a Preppy Fountain Pen with Noodler's Heart of Darkness ink.  I had to be careful not to smear, but the ink dried faster than I thought it would.  To finish, I used a Pentel Sunburst white gel pen to add a few highlights.

Obviously, in this picture, a giant Kraken (sort of a giant squid) has reached out from the oceans and pulled down this poor air balloon!  Now isn't that a cool thing to be drawing during a time that would otherwise be boring as all get out?


Rett said...

Looks like a commercial glow in the dark poster....awesome job!

Molossus said...

Thank you!

Cittie Myers said...

LOVE that you did this at the doctors office. I will have to bring my journal along next time I have a trip to my good doc. I love your kracken attacking the airship....while it may not be fun for the airship, it brings my heart joy! ^_^

Lyneen said...

Love the combination of ink, stamping and doodling!