Tuesday, July 7, 2020

A Journey through Art with Natalie May

Hey there guys!

Today I am sharing an Art Journal page created for the Passages theme this month.

I admit I had to Google the meaning of Passages and how it applied to me ... and I realized that an important stage in my life is my art and my teaching of art.

Creating a little project to tell that story was going to be easy - or so I thought. 
All of a sudden I had too many ideas and too many options so the best thing to do was break it down into what makes me happy ... simplicity and ease.

Here is how the page breaks down into simple steps ...

I started with collaging some music paper and Dictionary paper with Gel Medium and then gave it a quick coat of clear gesso.

Next, I used a brayer to roll on some neutral paint to lay a foundation.

Now for the stenciling ... I used a couple of different "Mark Making" stencils to start building the page in simple shades of beige, grey, and blue.

To give the page a gentle shimmer, I used Gansai Tambi Watercolour paints in Gold & Bronze as well as added some stamping in black.

Next, I used the Pen and Ink Stencil to add my focal point images. I only wanted to use a couple of the elements so using a sponge was perfect for doing this.

I finished with adding some definition with black and gold paint pens and finally my scribble journaling alongside the brushes.

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Wash your hands.

Natalie May

Stencils Used -  
Shaw Dube Mash-up for StencilClub
ATC Mixup 1 by Mary BethShaw
Pen & Ink Stencil by Leslie Riley


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