Mar 2, 2013

A Peacock and A Poem

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I need therapy.  That's what this is all about.  I tend to create  in very structured ways and I'm hoping art journaling will help me fix that.  So with a new Ranger Industries Dylusions Art Journal designed by Dyan Reaveley and tons of ink, this is my first attempt, officially that is.  I attempted a start in another journal and ended up using it to test new products, which is all good but the journal size didn't seem right, etc., etc.  So as I said, this one is official!

Tim Holtz Distress Inks were used on the naked background with some ghosting technique and The Crafter's Workshop large peacock feather stencil.  By the way you can find a great selection of TCW stencils at Dots N Doodles Art Supply in Astoria, OR if you live in my area or are ever visiting the Oregon Coast.

Next step was more stencils and more Distress Ink used in a misting bottle and mixed with water for the pebbles in the bottom left hand corner and a few of the peacock feathers.  Then I sponge applied full strength ink through the small peacock stencil to create a flow of feathers across the bottom of the two page spread and up the right side to connect to the bottom of the peacock.  The peacock was roughly inked in with a water brush and reinker.

A little stamping with archival ink across the top filled things in a bit.  The poem is The Invitation by Oriah, I didn't have room for the whole thing, it's long, so I used the parts I like the most and  a white Marvy Le Plume opaque pen to get it down on paper.  Love white lettering but it's so difficult to find the perfect pen.  They tend to clot, skip, and not cover well.  I must own six or seven and have to struggle every time I use one.  This attempt came out pretty much the way I envisioned so I shouldn't complain too much about white pens!
So there it is, I had fun and I'm ready to get all inky again very, very soon.
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