Tuesday, June 5, 2012

My 'Graffiti-ish' Page

Dear friends,
I took a leisure walk today, inspired by Alisa Burke's Finding Your Muse Online Class. Took some photos of nature, texture, architectural designs and colors for inspirations.

Then I saw these artsy graffiti wall along the Klang River bank (opposite Pasar Seni LRT station). It goes on forever!. The graffiti of a girl holding a paint brush and wrote "I love color" is my favorite!. And THAT does it. I just need to create a graffiti page. Just.

Graffiti walls;

The completed journal page:


I'd imagined this looking like a graffiti wall. Complete with paint chips and old torn advertisement. LOL. So random, I know. I used a lot of black & white acrylic colors, with a splash of red & blue. 


I used a paint knife to spread colors all over the page, built one layer at a time. I did stamping and stenciling too. Foam-stamping with thick acrylic paint. Oh, the numbers symbolizes a row of many bright graffiti images along the river bank :). 


Next time you go out, just be camera-ready for inspirations. So stimulating!.

Hugs,
Shahrul

14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Sharhul! Your journal pages are a feast for the eyes I tell you. I LOVE graffiti and the way you have payed tribute to it in your pages is nothing short of amazing. The torn bits and thick sections of paint and stenciling allow the true spirit of street art to shine through. I just picked up a new foam stencil at the flea this weekend and can't wait to slather it up with paint and give your technique a try. Thanks for the inspiration and all of your kind and encouraging words on my blog :)

    Amy*

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    1. Welcome to my blog, Amy. This is my first attempt at street art in my journal and I LOVE to do more of this. You are right about Claudine Helmuth Studio gesso ... the smoothest of them all. Hugs.

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  2. WOW...SO glad I stopped over here :) Your last two posts are incredible and I am loving the inspiration! thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much Jane. I'm glad you visited and enjoyed yourself. Hugs.

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  3. Great pages! I too love graffatti, and seem to be "messy" with everything I create. Beautiful work.

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    1. Hi Kim, welcome to my blog. I like your approach of painting several art journal pages with beautiful background ahead of actually doodling/writing on them :). I like to try this sometime.

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  4. How wonderful that you were inspired to make these really fantastic graffiti pages-you've captured the look perfectly-thank you for sharing!

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    1. Hi Linda, I'm just starting to do art journal on little things that inspires me and about my feelings :).

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  5. I love your graffiti inspired journal pages. The papers and paint does make it look like a wall with old advertisements.

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    1. Hi Karen, yup ... the torn papers really made my graffiti wall believable :). Thanks so much. Hugs.

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  6. I love your pages! I think you hit it right on the money!!

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    1. Hi Carolyn, you just made me happy :).

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  7. I love your graffiti-ish pages, so layered and looking so like the colorful walls that inspired you. Thank you for sharing your inspiration and the result!

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    1. Welcome to my blog, Lenna :). Graffiti has so much potential artistically, I think. I hope to do more of street art in my journals.

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