Last weekend, I discovered Christine Hiester's art journaling
work at bare branch blooming
. This post (here)
inspired me to try her technique this week.
I gathered an Elle magazine, an old book about explorers, scissors, a Stabilo water soluble pencil and a new travel sized box of acrylics. In my garden, I cut out a few possible poses for the silhouette art.
I traced each one with the Stabilo black pencil. In Christine's tutorial, she uses a wet paint brush to release the pencil onto the page. My brush had some acyrlic paint left in it and so I decided to fill in the silhouette with my blue-green colors.
I really loved doing these. I added some detail because just the outline of the shape was too flat, except for the side view, which was the easiest to do. I enjoyed the movement and mood of the other three better. What a wonderful way to add interest to my art journal pages, without having to rely on my limited drawing skills.
A few of these have already found their way into my journal pages.
close up view : potential found poetry source
probably my favorite one
one I did later with just the pencil and water, a side by side view, notice I used the magazine image on a journal cover, but not sure yet where silhouette will go.