Friday, February 17, 2017

Art Journal: Creativity Takes Courage by Cheetarah


Hi everyone, I'm back this week with some more Banksy inspiration, this time for our February challenge. I made the art journal page in my pocket journal based on this month's mood board which is this:

Isn't it fantastic?? Words like reds, oranges, greens, blues, pinks, purples... ALL the colors! Spray paint, art, graffiti, artists, surrealism, banksy, stripes, splatters, drips, dots and more inspired me to take some fun stamps and my distress paints and play! A list of stamps and materials are at the bottom of this post. 


I took a page on which I already had some paint and texture on and dabbed some more distress paints in well, ALL the colors and had it run over the page from left to right. I dabbed them straight on the paper  and used a mini mister to get the paint run. Did this in layers and dried each time so the paint wouldn't get mixed/muddy. Then took some fun mixed media / texture stamps and stamped them randomly on the page with Staz-On inks. Then took out my Dali Stamp and worked out on where I wanted him placed with a stamped image on a clear sheet. 


Before I did that I wanted to convey a graffiti sprayed wall and used some Paper Artsy fresco paint in Hint of Mint the middle and with a mini mister I let some watery paint drip down. On it I stamped the "create art every day" phrase with Staz-On jet black. I spattered some of that fresco paints over the page as well as Liquitex black and gold INKS! I adhered Dali to the page and then into my pocket journal. Here are some detail shots:

I noticed the page I was working on had some script text with modeling paste on it as well which gave a lovely sub texture under all the layers of paints. Fun thing to discover :)

I added some black distress crayon to outline the page after I adhered it in my journal.

Create art every day!!

Hope this inspired you to play along with this month's challenge!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Stamps used:

Others: 
Staz-On Jet black, royal purple, cherry black, mustard, rusty brown, azure, cactus green 
Distress paints fired brick, wilted violet, blueprint sketch, mustard seed, twisted citron, fossilized amber 
Fresco paints Hint of Mint 
Liquitex inks Black and gold 
Alcohol markers
Distress Crayon in black



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