If you've missed previous posts, I offered up an Art Challenge for the New Year. I am making an Art Journal that is a 52 card reflection of the weeks as they pass. This is week 3. Here's some links to week1 & 2.
To begin this week I simply chose a card that I'd already done a little background work too (here's the link for prepwork). I started with the back this week, I planned to focus on spring. I am suffering from a major case of spring fever these days. The weather has warmed up just enough to tease me. I used watercolors and drew in a couple flowers.
I filled in the negative space with a soft yellow and added the number "56", which I looked up, that's how many days till Spring. Come on Spring!
I also added a couple buttons, one is functional, you'll see why when we get to the front of the card and the other is purely decorative.
While that side dries I cut out a girl from a tin and also a floral skirt. My mom and I have decided to go to Bead N Button again this year. Can't wait! One of the things I want to play with is cutting up and using pieces of tin in my jewelry making. Mom is planning to give me a lesson or two while we are there. In the meantime, I received a couple books from her this week on Mixed Media Dolls and Tinwork. Very cool stuff. That is really the inspiration for the front side of my card this week.
I used super glue to attach the skirt.
I also cut out some floral for decoration and poked a hole in the girl and the flowers. Then, Miss Pepper and I went for a walk to let everything dry and enjoy a small portion of another beautiful day!
When we returned, I used a needle and thread to "stitch" the girl to my card going through to the button on the back. I added a small drop of glue to the flowers so they don't twist. There is also a button hidden between the flowers and the girl tin so that it has some dimension as well. I knotted the thread on the other side and added the cute little green flower button to hide it.
The teal "tendrils" are part of the prepwork process. I added some greenery around my little girls feet as well.
Again, I'm not the best artist and Art Journaling is a brand new endeavor, my goal is to learn a new technique each week, incorporating it into that week's card.
Hope you've found a craft to work on and maybe learnt a little something new yourself. Remember, if you'd like to share your art let me know and I can add you to the group board I created on Pinterest.
Looking forward to next week!