Art Challenge: Real Life
Journal Prompt: At this Moment
After reading through the Art to the 5th ladies interpretations for this prompt, I wanted to go a different way. I didn’t want to re-create a memory or write about anything of that sort. I got out my journal prompt cards and went to work.
I started with my layer of ephemera using bingo card, sewing patterns, an old cancelled check, old maps, some directions to something and sepia toned photo.
After all of my ephemera was glued down, I shuffled my card deck and pulled out the first one. I used pink, yellow, and sparkly green all over the surface using a credit card to spread it.
I used my heat tool to dry the area. I pulled the next card in which I used a charcoal pencil to draw circles and smudged them with my fingers.
Next card read Acrylic Paint. I pulled out white, black, and red. I used to the white to paint the circles and red to paint the very center of the circle. Black paint was used to paint some loose checkerboard lines. I mixed the red and white together and used the pink in different areas on the pages.
Copics was my next medium I pulled off the top of the deck. I used green on the circles and purple around the black lines I painted previously.
I used my finger to apply the gesso around and in the boxes formed by the black acrylic paint.
The chalk pastels I used were light blue, yellow, and hot pink to add some high lights around the spread.
With the last card I pulled, I used China Markers to add some green and orange marks on the pages.
I made these cards a while ago and haven’t used them much. It was nice to use them. I hope to create some videos using them sometime soon!
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