Art Journal – New Beginnings

This is the first page in my new Moleskine.  I had started a background several days ago and looked at it every time I picked it up to sketch a new face.  I used Primacolor stix first and dripped tangerine India Ink over both pages.  It stayed like that for almost a week.  Last evening, I added some stamps, Caran d’ Ache crayons and ended with Portfolio Oil Pastels.  After doing all that, I decided I didn’t like it and used a brush and some black India Ink to outline the shapes.  I also used some tangerine and crimson India Inks to finish it.  I  used my old hair dryer to dry the inks,  and the pastels and crayons started melting…oops, may have been a happy accident 🙂 

10 thoughts on “Art Journal – New Beginnings

  1. Janet January 17, 2010 / 1:03 pm

    I like it! The colors are beautiful, and I see so many different things when I look at these pages. Lots of layers and depth.


  2. allmimsey January 17, 2010 / 7:47 pm

    Beautiful colors! Beautiful layout….happy accident indeed!


  3. Seth January 17, 2010 / 8:56 pm

    What a blast of colors. Love it!


  4. katiejane January 18, 2010 / 8:47 am

    Whew, that’s a lot of work to get to where you got, but I like it. It turned out very nicely. Love all the colors.


  5. Kitty January 19, 2010 / 12:50 am

    Me again, from your and Lori’s writing it was clear to me that I forgot to write something in my last blogpost and sure I did – I didn’t write in English that that is my list of blogs to which I pass the Sunshine award. And yours is on the list as well 🙂


  6. RDE January 19, 2010 / 6:57 pm

    I really like this one! Great job!


  7. artenvy February 1, 2010 / 9:06 pm

    Hi Mary, thanks for commenting on my blog. I’m not a very good blogger as I can’t seem to stay consistent with anything, other than doing something creative everyday, I have no problems there! I love this background….ALL of your backgrounds and pages are just amazing! I really want to get some of those Caran d ache water soluable crayons! I mostly use what I have, stamps, acrylic paints, some distress inks and colored pencils. Your work is very inspirational! I LOVE IT!!!


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