A quiet day for me today and I was able to complete another collage page in my 'Happy Soul' art journal. I made a promise to fill up the journal in two weeks, but I think I am a little behind :).
I am always intrigued by art work that has houses in them i.e, altered bird houses, little box of paper mache houses, or simply a photograph of brightly colored British bathing boxes.
I painted, collaged and decoupaged little box houses in my journal today. So happy that I tried this. I used scrap pattern papers and tissue papers for the doors, windows and roofs.
I started by sticking random clippings from Moof's brown wrapping paper onto the page followed with a tissue paper over the entire page. Then, washed with gesso (tinted with a few drops of blue acrylic artist ink). Remember to dry the page completely before each step. Then I started painting a few boxes with bright colors. While drying them, I spritzed some water and let the colors dripped from one to another.
After this dried I started adding doors, roofs & windows to my houses. Lastly, I wrote bold letters with black india ink and doodled at the bottom of the page.
"In her wanderings, she stumbled upon such HAPPY neighbourhood and stayed. Every door welcomes her with LOVE and friendship. She is finally HOME". This is a journal about me finally loving to art blogging again :).
You can vary doodling on several sides, doesn't always have to be horizontal. By ALL means ... write vertically, sideways, make swirls or circles of words. Certainly, NO limit :). It's also fun to doodle along the outline of your collaged images. I did one on the roof, see it?
Today's page makes me want to build little paper mache houses next. Don't know why. Is it summer yet?. See you soon.