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!

16 comments:

  1. What an interesting idea. Working in the dark would force you not to look at details but overall shapes and contrast. Love this.

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  2. LOVE that Henry Rollins quote. LOVE it. And your page is gorgeous.

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  3. Love the quote and the colours in this - they really jump out and dance about! gorgeous Felicia :)

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  4. It's exciting when you make such a discovery! I can see by the results above why you would want to do more 'Art In The Dark'. Go for it.

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  5. She looks great, even though you told us I cant see how you made her look so good.

    nice one
    Lynda x

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  6. WOW! I love this. It's so colorful. I popped over from Swoon Sunday.

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  7. I love the quote and how colorful your page is! I got a pack of Twistables a few months ago from a thrift store and they are so much fun to play with.

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  8. brilliant!! i love the way the colours swirl...it reminds me of the way light streams in the dark when photographed..

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  9. This is a lovely piece. Seems a shame to keep it in a book!

    --Melody

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  10. Really Beautiful! I love the layering effects. Eyelashes are a bit too long for me, but more power to embellishments!

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  11. Thank you all so much. @Teresa. Those eyelashes are covering a lot of sins! Lol!

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