This is very much a work in progress, but then, aren’t we all?
I promise it’s not that yellow in real life! I’ve since added some teal & blue to it, which helped a great deal. It’s still not done though. Patience… I know.by
Tangent #8 was to just let a page evolve & flow as it will.
I got some new paints & stencils last week, and decided to try them out. I think I’m going to like them quite a lot. Then I dug through the paper junk that I found while cleaning out some boxes yesterday & decided that since there was a bird stencil, the page would get a bird theme.
I love the combinations of red & gold, and red & brown.by
This one isn’t my favorite. Perhaps if I had colored in a few squares before doodling it would have helped? I don’t know. I suspect I’ll keep adding to it over time & may start to like it better. We shall see.
Anyway, this was for the Daisy Yellow Tangents & Tactics series. Go check out the whole series over at DaisyYellow.comby
This is for the Daisy Yellow Tangents & Tactics series.
I have always liked drawing faces, so that part appealed to me. I have not painted very many, however, so that part is still a bit new. But I like the free-form line art aspect of a loosely painted face on a colorful background. It’s rather fun.by
Another DaisyYellow.com tangent. This one is called Beach Umbrella. It was to create stripes on the page to journal inside of.
The idea was to work with Neocolors, however, I don’t own any of these, nor could I find any today when I was out looking. C’est la vie.
So, I improvised. 🙂
I used crayons. But I grated & melted them instead of coloring & painting. It worked. Sort of.
In case you are wondering about the process, I have a few pictures. I unfortunately forgot to take any pictures while I was ironing the wax, but you can take a look at my other melted wax post for more info.
I taped off the book with painter’s masking tape that was torn lengthwise so that it would have a fun edge. Then I grated the crayons, trying to keep the individual colors contained between the lines.
Then I ironed the grated crayons under a sheet of wax paper. Unfortunately, this meant that the masking tape ALSO got ironed, which caused a couple of tears, but overall it worked well. Nothing a spot or two of glue couldn’t fix.
After I had the crayon like I wanted it, I peeled the tape off.
It was a risk using wax crayons, as they don’t like to let other things adhere to the page, but I hoped that the tape would keep it from absorbing into the paper. Fortunately, it appears to have worked!
I decided that I wanted to put song lyrics inside, but what song? It’s a fairly colorful page (for me) so it needed to be a fun song. I was going through a pinboard I have that is all lyrics, and came across “I May Be Crazy” by Billy Joel. It just seemed to fit.by