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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Proverbs 31 Art Journal Page

I am still managing to stay more or less caught up with the made eCourse.  This coming week will be week 6 and I honestly don't think I have ever stayed caught up this long on any online course before.  That is an indication of how good this course is.

This week we were doing an art journal page based on the Proverbs 31 woman and taking a fresh look at her.

Proverbs 31 - Finished - Made eCourse

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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.

Proverbs 31 art journal page

Then I grabbed an old map I had in my stash, so put down on the page.

Proverbs 31 art journal 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.

Proverbs 31 art journal page

I glued that down and put a thin layer of gesso over it.

Proverbs 31 art journal page

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.

Proverbs 31 art journal page

These are the colours I used for the face.  The class was taught using Copic markers, but I don't have any of those, so I used what I do have instead.  

Proverbs 31 art journal page

I did follow the directions of how she formed the face as closely as I could.  And yes, it scared me at first putting this big dark grey line in there!

Proverbs 31 art journal page

But once the colour started going on over it I began to see how it was working.

Proverbs 31 art journal page

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.

Proverbs 31 art journal page

Proverbs 31 art journal page

After that I added a black marker line around the edge, inside the line of paper. I feel like it really lifted the image.

Proverbs 31 art journal page

Finally I added some circles.

Proverbs 31 - Made eCourse

and some text inside the circles from the thoughts I had on the passage.

Proverbs 31 - Finished - Made eCourse

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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3 comments:

  1. Oh my1 You did so well, following those directions! You worked incredibly hard and the results are amazing! You should definitely pat your self on the back... right now...

    :)
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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