I am influenced by the color
around me, including the
colors of the seasons. This week
in Ohio, the light seemed golden,
the autumn colors of the trees were
silhouetted against gorgeous blue
skies. I spent quite a bit of time
walking at various parks this
week, enjoying the sunshine.
Above, a collage in my
Documented Life Project journal.
The month of October challenge
was Translucent Papers. The strip
of paper on the left of the spread is
Deli paper, painted with gouache.
You may be able to see the
yellow lined paper that is visible
beneath it. The Jack-o-lantern and
moon are copies of watercolors
that I did, inspired by vintage images.
Next, I used painted tissue paper
on the pages above and below. The
tissue was painted with watercolor,
let dry, and torn into leaf shapes.
Wet tissue paper is very delicate and
tears easily! Let dry after gluing, and
draw outlines and details. (I used purple
gel pen) The oval leaves are from
a vintage child's 'Shape Book.'
I think the above page is actually
my favorite. The torn tissue paper shapes
were glued down for the leaves and the
shapes of the trees at the bottom. I also
used some highlighter, and fluorescent
gel pen, but not sure that detail is
visible on the scan. (click to enlarge)
A 'Happy Halloween'
Artist Trading Card...
washi tape, markers, pen
and scrapbook paper.
Linking up with
Bleubeard and Elizabeth for
T Tuesday, when I generally
have coffee instead of tea...
but no one seems to hold it
against me as we are all very
individual in our tastes!
Stop by Elizabeth's blog for
a cup of something...
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