This week we were doing an art journal page based on the Proverbs 31 woman and taking a fresh look at her.
I made a couple of alternations to the suggested supplies for this class. Around the edge of the page there was supposed to be Washi tape and while there is a store locally that sells it I couldn't bring myself to buy any. There wasn't a roll that really leapt out at me as the ONE I wanted. So I grabbed a spare piece of the drop sheet from my desk and cut that into strips which I then glued around the edges, over the leftover ink from another project that was already there.
Then I grabbed an old map I had in my stash, so put down on the page.
Did you know old maps were on paper that was glued to a mesh fabric backing? No neither did I, but I tell you it is a gorgeous surface to work on.
I glued that down and put a thin layer of gesso over it.
Hmmm, think it's time to get a new pot of medium to use as glue. I resorted to cutting the top off this one to allow me to access every last bit. No wastage here.
But once the colour started going on over it I began to see how it was working.
I forgot to take a picture before I added the hair, you'll have to forgive me for that but I was so enjoying the process.
These are the colours I used on the hair, although the red proved too harsh and I dropped it in favour of an orange.
After that I added a black marker line around the edge, inside the line of paper. I feel like it really lifted the image.
Finally I added some circles.
and some text inside the circles from the thoughts I had on the passage.
So, tell me. If I were to list this page on my Etsy store, would there be any interest? Or if I were to do a similar page without the text?
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