This has been a hard month for the Art Project
For some reason I haven't been as 'inspired' with the prompts. I've continued to work at it but the results are not as pleasing to me. I do believe you have to fail to learn and continue. So I'm continuing the documentation on my blog.
Color Safari (Exploring ink and paints)
Art Prompt: Gelli plate
Journal Prompt: A Lot On My Plate
So a 'Gelli plate' you say? Its one of the new art items I've learned about and added to my tools.
I bought a small one from Amazon...they are a bit pricey but I can see how fun it will be to use this.
You add paint to it and either use a brayer to spread it or a brush. Then you apply it to paper.
I used these colors on a separate piece of paper.
I used the Gelli plate to put blues on the pages in the art journal. Then the pink and green on the paper was torn into pieces and mod podged to the page on the 'plate'
I added some orange as a pop of color and some scribbles. On the plate is written in pale pink all the 'things' on my plate.
Hard to read, but that is OK. It lists family and friends I pray for and have on my heart.
Art Prompt: Inks
Journal Prompt: Before the ink is dry
I don't have a lot of ink but used the pink and blue with stamps on the blank white page
I then used water to make the inks run and added additional stamps. Used some ink pens for added detail.
I picked up a free dictionary at a thrift shop and added the description of ink to this page
I used ink pens to write the prompt several times. I have decided to add a couple of spray inks to my art supplies and hope to use them in the future.
Learning and trying new things is what this Art Project is all about to me.