Going (olive) green
I bought this olive green
paint last week and since
then all my pages come
I used to be a yellow -
orange – red kinda person!
I don’t know what
happened but all of
a sudden I love this
colour so much.
Why analyse anyway…
I let go and make green pages!
You are warned!
This page isn’t green yet… I made it before I bought the paint!
It’s made for the new prompt at A Year in the Life of an Art Journal
THE PROMPT: Peace
THE SONG: I Believe in Music – Mac Davis
Peace and leather led to the big peace sign!
21 x 19,5 cm - 8.3 x 7.7 inch
Used materials/techniques: acrylic paint, leather, sewing machine, sharpies, pearl pen (dimensional dots and border)
I have a lot of small pieces of leather in a box, and I stitched some of them
together. Just fooling around with the title and leather.
Here’s a close-up:
There’s a Dutch poem about peace (Leo Vroman – ‘Vrede’) and I used a line
from it (well, that’s not completely true: in the poem, the swearing is even
more harsh). I found it fitting to balance all the ‘cuteness’ on the page…
What are your thoughts about peace?
Do you think of the ‘sixties’ and flower power, like I did?
Are you tired of the world as it is today, with all the violence going on?
Throw it all out on an art journal page and leave a link to your work at
A Year in the Life of an Art Journal!
OK, here we go… here’s where the green comes in!
The recipe book I made for my son!
(‘Lekker’ means something like ‘delicious’ or ‘Yummie’)
Here’s a pic of the side.
I love all the happy coloured papers that show in the spine!
I used old recipe cards as pages.
I sewed patterned paper on one side to punch the holes in.
(The black, canvas embellies/stickers are from 7 Gypsies.
The fabric protects the holes from tearing)
Next is a page in my big art journal.
(Again, I used the olive green paint but it turned out rather yellow looking.
I discovered differences can be made by using thicker or more layers.
This page was painted with a paint roller and coloured only once – that’s why
(Miscellaneous big art journal: 25 x 35 cm - 9.8 x 13.8 inch) Used materials: Acrylic paint, Adirondack colorwash spray ink, Caran d'Ache Neocolor watersoluble crayons, Stazon ink, handcarved stamps, cut out image/text, Washi tape, sharpies, template (the head and 'signs)
This page grew from experimenting with my new template and Washi tape.
The journaling is ‘bladibla’ – about the green paint I bought; nothing deep
Last but not least… my weekly page
The Chronicles of Marit – Week 43
(23 x 31 cm - 9.1 x 12.2 inch) (Yep... olive green acrylic paint! The 'head' is made with my new template and Adirondack spray ink, Stamps & Stazon ink for the dates, cut out images (door and hummingbird), Washi tape, Copic markers, sharpies, black marker.)
I have more olive green pages and work to show but I think you’ve had
enough for now! Come back Friday and who knows; I might even trow in
an orange or red page?!