“The most beautiful thing
we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and science.”
I have been experimenting in my altered book journal. The first photo shows a page where I only used oil pastels on the background. The face on the left is a magazine face that I painted over, while the face on the right is a quick face I painted with a brush and black acrylic paint. The one on the right is painted on deli paper which allows the background color to show through the drawing.
On this next one, I covered the page with mostly text paper pieces. Some of the pieces had doodles or paint on them and I incorporated them into the final page. I used my Sharpie Pen to doodle over some areas.
This page started with black acrylic paint in swirls and squares over the original text of the book. Then I used a wooden skewer to apply the paint by rolling it in some areas and pouncing the tip over other areas. I’ve been using Jacquard luminaire acrylic paint in burnt orange a lot lately. It shows up as mostly brownish in color. It also makes a great skin color when mixed with Titanium White paint.