Saturday, 26 September 2015
When To Stop? - It's Sooner Than I Thought
I've returned to the book. Yes, as you can see, these two pages are in a new art journal/mixed media spiral bound book. I think I'll work in two different ones to begin with. This one's going to have ink and dye based backgrounds. The other has paper more suited to acrylic painted pages.
I tried two different masking ideas for these pages. The first has a straight edge. The second, a torn one. At the moment, I feel the straight version has the edge (pun intended).
I've been flicking through a plethora of books and magazines which show all kinds of mixed media pages, as well as watching a slew of youtube videos. And I kind of had the sense that you put down a background and then layer it up with visual interest. Then you add your focal points and accessorise!
Thing is, once I laid down my stencilled and stamped images, intended to be backgrounds, I looked at the result and thought well these pages are finished.
Future pages may see me adding layer upon layer and going the next stages forward. But not these. I like them as they are. So they are finished sooner than I was expecting.
Time to turn the page.