For drawing class last week, we took off a shoe and drew it with colored pencils. I altered the colors, as my shoe was black. Knew I should’a worn my chucks. I decided to incorporate the drawing into a journal page.
I recorded one of those cool time-lapse videos for the page, but about an hour of it didn’t get recorded. Poo. And it was the good hour! So, no video.
The page starts with soft pastels. Followed up with a little stencil spraying. I punched some squares from scrap paper for a border, and put a bit of gesso on them, then stamped them with a hand-carved stamp. The border is the one part of the page I really liked.
After that, pasting the shoe, and doodling mostly.
Not overjoyed with the page, but when I don’t like something, I tend to leave it as-is. It’s part of the learning process for me. My pens were frustrating me on the surface, so I ended up using things I didn’t want to use. *shrugs* It happens.
Sorry about the lighting. It’s late, and I just wanted to get this up for posterity. I’ve got a big Halloween project this year (don’t I always?), and this is where I start. What you’re seeing is a large slab of pink insulating foam, cut into quarters. As we were checking out, the clerk patted the foam and said it was so pretty, it was a shame we couldn’t do something crafty with it. The Spousal Unit and I both smiled, and I explained that, in fact, this foam is going to become gravestones. We then got off on a tangent about arts and crafts, and she showed us her great earrings and bracelet set she’d made from polyclay. I always love shooting the breeze with other creators!
It’s been a long time since I was able to make stones. These are from 2006. Having a shop in the garage makes things ever so much easier, but honestly, that’s the only thing I miss about living in that oversized house. I will find a way to manage these pieces in our apartment. Though I’ll probably make a massive mess doing it! Eh, that’s what vacuum cleaners are for.
Though I plan on treating myself to a new hot wire knife, I’ll get going with the equipment I have. This year’s stones will be a bit more complex, as they will be hiding secrets! Shhh! Can’t tell.