Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Art in the Dark!
I've had a crazy busy summer, but recently managed to get caught up with a traveling journal swap I'm participating in and have started a new/oversized altered book journal. This is an image from the first 2-page spread. The left side says "Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength and move on." It's a quote from Henry Rollins that I just love.
I created this spread on a Friday night while at my hubby's studio during his band practice. The lights were really low, I was curled up on the couch in the corner of the room, and I just kept adding more and more layers, having a grand ol' time. When the lights were finally turned back up, I about fell on the floor with excitement over how the pages glowed. I think the low lighting forced me to add even more bold/graphic and high contrast than I normally would (and normally I add a lot!). This image was made with Copics, Crayola Twistables (could use get sticks but I tend to like these better in this style of application), white out pen, colored pencils, and water-soluble pastels. I just use my fingers to blend everything together. No water, no paint brushes. NO MESS!!! This image also has some additional digital embelishment.
Can't wait to try more art in the dark!