This weekend I've been working on some art journal pages which I thought were finished but then I changed my mind and decided to add a few details.
The first was inspired by Tamara Laporte from one of her classes on her Willowing (Ning) site. I love Tam's work and the piece that she created was inspired by Alfonse Mucha who was a prominent painter during the Art Nouveau period. I have called my version "Wishing" ...
The next page I created using the wonderful Stewart Gill paints I used Byzantina and Alchemy paints on a black acrylic background to create a lovely iridescent shimmer that reminds me of tafetta. I really recommend Steward Gill paints they're not the cheapest but they provide wonderful coverage on a wide variety of materials and they are a joy to work with.
I LOVE the way the next page turned out. I had no intention of making it look this way - it just emerged. I used lots of different papers some of which were sent to me as letters/envelopes, others were once tags.
And this one came together all of a sudden. I only had the background for months and months, then I made a paper doll not intended for this journal page but suddenly with the addition of a few quotes they all pulled together. I'm pleased with the result. Unfortunately my photography skills are not up to par but I do my best to capture the essence of the pages.