Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Magic of Play

The Season Of Play has begun at Get Messy Art Journal.  Inspired by her Altered Vintage Golden Book featured in SEW Somerset Summer 2017 volume, I chose this Golden Book, one belonging to my now grown boys.
Sanding the cover to remove the glossy finish.

Covering the fragile pages with clear gesso to strengthen them.

Front cover: Using Post-Its to protect the images I want to keep then scraping white gesso
over the entire cover.
Introductory page - still incomplete as I am not quite sure what else to do with it.
My messy desk
In the spirit of play, I wanted to use mediums I rarely, if ever for this season: Gelatos, Scribble Sticks, oil pastels, and masking tape.  Take a deep breath... not using any paint!

Created this spread playing Roll-the-Dice: a creative art journaling game.  You can see my list on the right.
My first try at photo transfer using packing tape, sadly the image came out reversed.
 I wanted to include a photo of my favorite book as a child and even though the photo transfer did not turn out the way I wanted it to, I still included it.  I keep the image of the clothes line as I have fond memories of my mother hanging our clothes out on the line.

Being brave and stitching right in the book.

Play Prompt 002: Use only primary colors - no mixing allowed! 

Created this second page today during the Saturday morning Get Messy Hangout.  I enjoy having other artists to hang out with while doing art.  It's refreshing to have others to laugh with, share information and ideas, and just talk about artsy stuff.

If you are looking for an art tribe consider joining the fun over at Get Messy Art Journal.  No matter where you are in your art journey you will fit right in!

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