A Dancing Baby Wipe

Baby Wipes as a Focal Image in you Journal with Carolyn Dube INSERT LESSON LINKS IN WRITING BELOW- also need photo fo final page!

I save the colorful painty paper towels, baby wipes, and bits of scrap fabrics that I used for cleaning off a paintbrush or wiping off my hands.  Sometimes, like in this lesson, those scraps become an important element in an art journal page.

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There are 3 main elements for my art journal pages.

  1.  a background -the colors, the patterns, art supply play and exploration
  2. meaning/story/words-  a word, some journaling, a feeling I am trying to capture, a story
  3. focal image- the thing that draws the eye – can be large or small

This is very handy for me when deciding where to start.

  • If I have a story already in mind then I start with meaning.  In lesson _____, it all started with the idea of me processing the feelings from watching the news.
  • If I have a focal image in mind, then I start there.  In this lesson, you’ll see how I started with a painty baby wipe as the focal image.
  • I tend to start with a background whenever I don’t have the meaning/story or a focal image when I start.  Along the way, as I play, meaning and a focal image tend to appear as the layers build up just as it did in the REPORT CARD LESSON.

Messy stenciling can create variation.  Since I am using the words here as a background builder and not using them to actually be read, then the darker messier areas make then stand out more in comparison to the neatly stenciled letters.

Baby Wipes as a Focal Image in you Journal with Carolyn Dube

 

Use the shapes that are on the page to guide you as you build up the layers such as by filling in the shapes of the stamped images with color.

Baby Wipes as a Focal Image in you Journal with Carolyn Dube

 

Now it’s your turn to play!   I’m looking forward to seeing your play!  Share it with us in the secret Facebook group.  Not a member yet? Send me an email (carolyn at acolorfuljourney dot com) letting me know your class username and I’ll get you in there!

Questions?  Leave them in the comments below or in the Facebook group.  I answer all questions personally and I trust the computer elves to notify me when a question is posted.  If you don’t hear back from me in a day – that means the elves didn’t notify me.

Supplies I used in this lesson (and substitute with whatever supplies you have on hand)

catalyst blade

paints- yellow teal, orange pink vivid lime green- liquitex

gel medium

2 rubber stamps

glazing medium

archival pad

Dance of this Life stencil

Wall of words stencil

Fine liners and inks…lots of colors

FUDE pen

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