Life Book Journal Class with Wyanne Wk. 12
Wyanne is a very creative artist & a fun teacher too! This week she had us make a "special envelope" for our journal book. This envelope will be a place to keep our special art complements. Specifically, complements given to us from people about our art, including nice emails, note cards & such. These positive reminders are helpful when we need a boost to overcome our own inner critic.
I wasn't sure what to put in this envelope & then this happenned; http://staciejewelry.blogspot.com/2012/03/laurie-jess-artist-of-month.htmlThis project involved lots of fun experimentation with all kinds of new techniques & mediums. She even introduced painting with coffee! I learned some cool techniques using coffee filters, paper towels, wax resist crayons.
We were all reminded "no rules, go play" she said, "Experiment & have fun!"
Here is the link if you want to join our class, it is still open:
LIFE BOOK CLASS: http://willowing.ning.com/page/life-book-2012-open-for-registration
14 top teachers, currently 1125 students are enrolled & still joining.
It is a year long class, you go at your own speed, learning so many new art journaling techniques.
All levels are welcome. We get to meet people from all over this planet
& it is super fun too!
|Painting on top of coffee filters & paper towels.|
Let the wet watercolor painted paper filters & towels dry
completely before lifting them off.
This makes some very cool effects.
See that cup of coffee?
Later, I painted my background with it!
|See the cool textures you get from the paper towels?|
Unfortunately, this went into the scrap pile because I hated these colors.
Time to play & experiment some more.
|I experimented with dried leaves & watercolors. |
I painted watercolor on top of a dried leaf
& then pressed it down.
|They were so pretty I decided to cut them out.|
I added more watercolor & a white pen for details.
|Ta da ... my final envelope's front view|
|Under the flap, finished inside view. |
I used a rubber stamp for that one upper leaf.
|I had organized my watercolor paints just before this assignment|
|Whoa, now I need to go clean up. |
My studio looks like a bomb went off