If you don't like repetition or pastel colours, this post is not for you...
You're My Bucket List'
- marker pen & gouache
This was quite a different style for me. I'm not really a "lister" by nature and I also am not usually one for pastel colours... these came about because the only paint I have is white gouache and by mixing in some inks, I can create colour! Just not very bold colour. That being said, I really like the pages. I have used fingerprints as a design before and love that they are accompanying such a personal page here. I also really enjoyed painting my whole hand for the palm prints! My bucket list was quite an organic thing, I've never really thought about it much but there were a few things that sprang right to mind, such as 'go vegan' and 'run a marathon' and then there were others that kinda crept in, 'warm my stone heart' and 'write out my nans story'. This is what I like about get messy, it pushes you to create something different and almost always, I end up loving it!
- gouache, ink, stencil & spray paint
This weeks prompts called for an abstract background and I was inspired by this pin. I created the effect with my white gouache and inks again and just waved them over the right hand page with a spatula. I then did the thing I love most in creating - folded the book and smushed it together!
Once the background was dry, I spray painted over the stencil and marker pen drew over the words on the right.
'What You Love'
- marbled paper & collage
My absolute favorite from this week.
The marbled background, the contrast with the brown paper, the inside of my stencil cut out...
it's just perfection to my eyes.
-spray paint on paper
The stencil! If I create a stencil, I like to re-use it often and also scan it at its different stages of 'life'.
When I first created this page, I drew around the edges in an abstract geometric pattern and then when I spray painted the letters, it became this.
I like the natural and organic nature of stencils for this diversity.
Remember to check out my other get messians who have commited to posting pages every Thursday like me !