Thursday, September 04, 2014

Get Messy Art Journal 02 - Just Make

I just finished my next two pages for the Get Messy Art Journal Challenge!  I've been thinking a lot about making art and making stuff in general, and I realized that sometimes I tend to overthink all of it...  Sometimes I need to remind myself to "JUST MAKE" and not worry so much about the outcome.  

Below is how the finished spread ended up looking.  I made these pages so that they could work together, but they could also work separately.



I started to draw on the first page, then I realized the pen I was using wasn't really working too well on the thick watercolor pages of my book, so I decided to silhouette the word "JUST" on the page, cover the entire page with black acrylic paint (also covering my pen mishaps), and then I added extra words underneath in a gold metallic pen I got from the $1 section at Target.  (I love, love the $1 section at Target...)  To finish the page, I added some pieces of an abstract acrylic and watercolor painting I did a couple of days ago.



I used a lot of similar techniques for the second page, including another piece of a acrylic/watercolor painting from a painting spree a few days ago...



I hope you are having a creative week!  I have been playing a lot in all of my sketchbooks (I work in several - well, many - books at once!) lately, so I hope to share some more pages soon or maybe do a few more videos.


Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.


14 comments:

  1. Oh yeah, these are gorgeous. I love the boldness, and the message especially resonates with me right now. Super layout!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm so glad you liked the message - it's something that's been on my mind so much lately. :)

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  2. Ohhh I love strong black themes with bright colors! It's been so great going through posts this week, but this has definitely inspired me into something. Can't wait until I get home :) Also, yes. Target is the best.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words! I can't wait to have some creative time later today too.... And I may have to plan a trip to Target - I hear they re-stocked the $1 section with some new stationary goodies, lol! :)

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  3. Love this! I really enjoy how free your pages are. And this definitely is something that I need to remember when I'm approaching my own work.

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    1. Thanks! I have been really trying to be more free and experimental when I make art, so that means a lot. :)

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  4. Beautiful page! So true! And I love the Target $1 bins too; I've found so much fun and yummy stuff there!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words! And yes, those $1 bins really do have so many wonderful treasures.... :)

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  5. awesome statement! I love how you painted over those two pages!

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    1. Thanks! These were really fun pages to make. :)

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  6. black and color make such an interesting visual combo!

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  7. Oh my - my fav colors right now! Black and GOLD! Your pages came out great! I love that in art you can always fix mistakes. I would have never known. I passed up the gold pens at target becasue I had some already but boy oh boy that works so well!
    xoxo
    Jossie

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    1. Thanks!! Yes, I love that art doesn't have to stay one way - you can always change it up later - it definitely keeps things fun and interesting. :) And I am wishing I got more than one of those gold pens, ha ha...

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