Sketchbook

Art Journaling – DLP wk 5 – Under paper

January Theme
The Blank Page and How to Face It!
January 31
Art Challenge:  Under Paper (paper on your work table that gets all inky while you work)
Journal Prompt:  What Lies Beneath?

DLP wk 5 under paper

This weeks challenge was under paper. Since I spend most of my day using watercolor I don’t have under paper, but rather paper towels that I use to wipe my brush and then toss at the end of the day. So for a few days I saved my used paper towels, letting them dry out.

I glued large pieces to my blank page and then added acrylic paint on top of it. I tried to let the watercolor marks from the paper towel show through.

DLP wk 5 under paper

Areas that had a lot of color I used as my banner flags. I taped down a thin piece of twine with washi tape and then covered the whole thing with modge podge to keep the twin in place. I then glued down the banner flags.

DLP wk 5 under paper

I took old newspaper and cut out houses and used graphite pencil over top for the doors, windows and shading.

DLP wk 5 under paper

I also used gesso ion areas to lighten the color. I did this around the houses and around the banner flags.

DLP wk 5 under paper

Finishing touches included stamps and gelato crayons to fill in them in. Then I added a cut out of the word/definition of destiny.

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