Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Time For Everything

When I felt the inspiration to create an art journal page using a scripture from Ecclesiastes chapter 3, I pulled out my art journal, some washi tape, pages from an old hymnal and book, and a small booklet on Proverbs to begin.

With the addition of a few items from my stash, I used these pieces to create a collage background.

I liked this look but wanted to tie the pieces together more, so I used watered down gesso over the entire page.

Once that was dry, I added some spray mist, paint, and clock faces to the background. I must admit that I think this is the best background I've ever created and I let it sit for a couple of weeks before completing the page.

I used markers to add a title.

And wrote out the scripture around the edge of the page.

I'm thrilled with the final result and am excited about trying the collage background again soon.

10 comments:

Cheri said...

It's gorgeous Melissa - and your gesso wash really made such a difference!

Ellyn said...

very very cool!

Sandra said...

I'm really not surprised how thrilled you are, it's lovely. I know it sounds silly but Art Journals scare me .... I haven't a clue where to start lol

Beverly said...

Melissa, this turned out beautifully, I love the gesso wash and the scripture written sideways.

Cheryl M said...

I definitely love this Melissa. I've yet to do a collage background and I believe you've given me the inspiration to do so! Thanks for all you share!

Cate Brickell said...

I love how the background is still visible through the title. I still haven't successfully done any art journalling, but want to add it to my list of things to try.

Becky said...

I love this! The background is great :)

Missus Wookie said...

I like the scripture framing the page - a good reminder to use the scripture to frame everything.

Karen said...

You nailed this one!

S said...

Nice page, I enjoyed seeing it come together.