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Monday, October 27, 2014

I have never...

October’s challenge over on Journal workshops is to create something with a technique or supply you have never used before.
Ok, I can name a few supplies I have never used because I simply don’t have them (yet), like pan pastels, inktense pencils (all on my birthdaywishlist by the way, which is next week, so fingers crossed J)
But I also never have done a proper collage, meaning I often glue some pieces of scrap down as a basis but I have never created an image out of several magazine cutouts before. So this was my challenge for this month.
I did some research, because I did not have a clue on how or where to begin. I’m really thankful that there exists something like YouTube, I found the videos from Tracy 'Teesha' Moore very helpful.
After watching them I felt a bit more confident to get started.

So I grabbed a piece of aquarelpaper and slapped some yellow and ochre watercolorpaint on it.


Added a collaged border


And made this image out of: picture of a child’s windmill, a body, a scarf, a head and a perfume bottlecap as hat.


Next came the altering of the image with some doodles (also something I hardly ever do and do not feel comfortable about, need to practice some more on this, I recently bought a book on this topic so no excuse there)
I still wasn't completely satisfied with the result, it was missing legs, so I attempted to draw some myself, and then it hit me she needed an oversize handbag.





Next came the quote: It's better to have tried and failed than never tried at all.
I wanted to have a go at doing the lettering but chickened out and used a stencil in the end. Next time maybe.




I will be linking this to
JunkJournal FB as this was made using magazine cutouts which otherwise would have landed in the recycle bin. (so this is page #22)

10 comments:

  1. I love it and good on you for trying something you have never tried before. I love my intense pencils and blocks - I hope you get some for your birthday. Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday Anita :)

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    1. I hope so too and otherwise I will get them myself :-)

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  2. Vicky, it is a great collage, I liked it, you should try it more, I think you would come up with very interesting new images!

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    1. Thanks Ruth, I will do so, and practice on some lettering, maybe, because I found that bit a bit tedious, we'll see.

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  3. Brilliant page, Vicky! I remember seeing those videos by Teesha a few years ago when I didn't even know what art journalling was. I think traditionally, that what art journalling was like. I hope it will make a comeback as I really like that look!
    I laughed when you said you had chickened out doing your own lettering - that sounds so much like me! I love that quote! Happy birthday for next week!

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    1. Thanks, I appreciate your comment. Because I was pleased with what I came up with but then all of a sudden you start comparing yourself with others and doubt strikes again.

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  4. Well done Vicky...I like your collage a lot. I have a small journal started using the Teesha Moore style - I must get back to it sometime! It's harder than it looks! Great idea with the handbag.

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    1. I'm running to the craft store now and seeing if they have the paper she uses in her video and am planning on making a book to practice some more collaging.

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  5. This is an awesome idea. I have just been and dug out some magazines with some images that I might have a go at this with. I love her skinny wee legs :o))

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