The first stage on Adriennes pages, she chose a theme of Time. Although it doesnt look very timely at the moment I do have a plan formulating 😉
For this alphabet challenge I am going to try and do as much stuff on a page as I can do beginning with that letter of the alphabet – for example Im going to try and use colours beginning with that letter, art supplies begining with that letter, themes and techniques too if I can.
For my N page I decided to go with a newspaper theme to start off with.
Anyways what I did was;
1. Tore newspaper into several small pieces
2. Glued newspaper to my book page with a clear drying glue – good old pva for me 🙂
3. Once dried, I dipped a sponge into water so it was damp and then used the sponge to lift out some gesso out of the pot and smeared it all over the newspaper background and let it dry.
Heres the photos of the steps described above:
Next I got some watercolour inks in Neon Red and Neon Pink – both beginning with the letter N 🙂 And painted them across the page:
Once dry I got some Navy acrylic paint and stamped NUMBERS randomly over my painted newspaper background and added a sponged border:
I liked it so far and didnt want to mess up the numbers background, so I took a sheet of acetate and wrote over it about my chosen theme (numbers) using a silver pen – which could qualify as NICKEL huh 😉 I made it so that the acetate can be lifted off and removed from the page and it doesnt spoil or completely cover the background:
You can click on the links to view the bigger sizes.
Wow Ive had quite a lot of good response to my plans to run an online alphabet art journal group study 🙂 Ive just set up a new yahoo group for this and will be sending invites to all who expressed interest to me via blog posts or emails.
If you havent yet decided, you can click on the link below to visit and join us:
I want to do an art study of the alphabet as my new up and coming project and I am now putting out a call for others who may be interested in taking part.
Im not 100% sure of the exact hows and whys as yet, Im still frantically making lots of notes about it and making it up as I go along (as usual) But this is the rough idea I have for it so far:
We wont be actually following the techniques etc in books mentioned, I have just listed them to give you an idea of what style I have in mind for this project.
For this art-venture we’ll each need either a sketchbook or a hardback book we can alter and decorate – you can choose either, whichever your comfortable with. And for this particular group study we would be dedicating each page in our books to a letter of the alphabet.
Ive been wanting to do a project like this for a while as I think it would be a good personal challenge, but I got to thinking that it would be so much more fun if other people got involved with it too and played along.
Which is why Im posting this message, Im calling out for art addicts, background junkies, collage chixs and mixed media misfits to join me on the art journey.
If YOU would like to take part in this, leave me a message on this blog post or send me an email and I will send you an invite to the special group I am going to set up just for this study.
I hope you will take the proverbial bull by the horns and join me on this new exciting art journey!