Posted by : lara 11.16.2009

thank you art journal page - gutter girlz

For this month's Gutter Girlz challenge I did kind of a "lift" of an idea i've been enamored with for awhile now. I have this printed out at work and at home - something about it really feeds my soul:


Actually all her stuff is AWWWW-MAZING and completely INSPIRING!

I like how my "version" turned out - I used different materials and related it to the song prompt.

This month prompts are:

THE SONG: Thank You by Alanis Morissette
PRODUCT/TECHNIQUE: Newspaper clipping

Painty Background

For the background I tore up bits of newspaper and glued them down with modge podge - didn't be super neat about it so i'd have edges sticking up and stuff. I then went over it with a very light coat of white gesso to obscure the text a little but keep the texture. The fun part was dripping the acrylic paint which i cut with water to make it more drippy - man it was exciting to see the color spread in front of my eyes!

Finally after drying time i got super down and dirty and took paper napkin, dipped it in white gesso and ran it over my hand to cause the reverse print.

Here are some background shots before I gesso'd my hand on:

You can totally see how yummy the texture is - i love this effect! I will definitely be using newspaper and acrylic in the future!

Painty Background Macro

Painty Background Macro

Painty Background Macro

2 Responses so far.

  1. Vel says:

    Wow, you totally inspire me!

  2. Joyce says:

    One of the things I do with the pictures of the paper I make is to print it out and use it and I also get prints of them to use as well. LIKE the hand. Happy happies.

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