Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Catching Up on Inspiration Wednesday

I got really behind with Inspiration Wednesday and spent a few days catching up.  So I thought I would share my completed pages. Those of you who take the online class will know a bit more about these pages.  For those who don't, Inspiration Wednesday is a bi-weekly art journal class online taught by Donna Downey.  Click on the link to find out more information.  


This one is a tribute to my constant companion, Lucy, my long haired dachshund.  My daughter used to draw pictures of her and I wanted to copy her since I didn't have an original. I also decided to use 2 inspiration journals instead of adding another signature to one.  So this is the first page in the second one.  


This one is just so weird looking.  I used papers that I had made a long time ago using National Geographic magazine pages and CitiSolv cleaning concentrate.  If you want to know more about this process, check it out here.  


First of all, I LOVE using fabric in this journal.  It really strengthens the pages and gives me a pattern to work with.  You can hardly tell that I used a black and cream butterfly pattern because I piled on so many layers.  I love this page and am doing a canvas that I will share in another post.  


This page is one of my favorites.  I used some Chinese newspaper for the image transfer on one side and book text on the other.  The newspaper worked great so I will be using that again! I used a Stencil Girl globe stencil for the large circles.  


Another favorite, this one was surprisingly easier than I though.  I plan on putting this on a canvas in the future too.  


I used a few deli paper gelli prints for the background of this one then found this sketch of a face that I made a while back, cut it out and slapped it on.  Added some gesso and yellow paint, the stamp and the tag and was done.  Fastest one so far! It's a bit chaotic, but I love the bright colors.


I didn't have the same stencil so I used a circle stencil with another stencil inside the circle.  I used word stamps but went over them with a calligraphy dip pen and india ink, which worked out well.  


I love how I am using lots of things I have laying around in this process!  I especially like the tag above that I had embossed and put in a drawer.  It worked out perfectly for catching colored glaze in the nooks and crannies!  I added some copper and gold paint to some of the raised areas, and the stamp, "you will shine".  

I'd love to hear from you so leave your comments below and let me know which one is your favorite!