Today’s post is packed with pages I made inspired by other artists
and/or posts. Ofcourse we get inspiration from the world we live in,
the people we met and our surroundings all the time.
For example: I find a lot of inspiration in words like song lyrics, poems
and quotes. But I can work vice versa too – start with an image and find
the right words to go with it afterwards.
I thought it would be fun to tell you the inspiration-sources with each
piece I made last weekend.
(Remember you can click on each and every image to enlarge)
Inspiration source: Michelle LaPoint – Rydell
In my last post I commented that I was working on a page in my
‘album cover journal’. Michelle LaPoint – Rydell integrated album
sleeves in her art journals a while ago, and when I saw her doing this
I thought it would be neat to make something similar in my album
I journaled all bands and singers that I love or have dear memories of…
The old record (eeckk – James Last!) is there for the colour. I want to
replace it with another one from a more appropriate musician when I
find a label in the right colour.
approximately 30,5 x 30,5 cm - 12 x 12 inch Used materials/techniques: Basic - Acrylic paint. Journaling/doodling - poster paint sharpies.
Inspiration source: Daniella Hayes
In this blogpost, Danielle talked about a zentangling group she joined
and how much she’d learn there. I clicked on a link she provided – from
there on I clicked some more links and I ended up finding this tutorial
about paradox zentangling. I just HAD to try it in my grid journal!
(If you look well, you can discover a grid of 9 squares on this page)
Paradox – zentangles
15 x 15 cm - 6 x 6 inch Used materials/techniques: Pentel: Tradio brush pen
Inspiration source: Scrapbookers Anonymous
Theresa and Lea started this challenge blog and wow – that was
a year ago already! Scrapbookers Anonymous is celebrating the event
with mini challenges al through the Month. The challenges are thought
up by different team members and some come with tutorials as well.
(See for example this tutorial and challenge, made by my friend Lena)
I made the next page especially for this challenge that was provided
by Theresa but in fact, almost all my art work fits the challenge:
no photo’s, journaling is required and use your stash.
29,7 x 42 cm - 11.7 x 16.9 inch Used materials/techniques: old book pages, gesso, Ranger: Adirondack color wash spray ink, self made mask, Caran d'Ache Neocolor II: watersoluble crayons, hand curved stamps
(My ‘weekly page’ almost always fits the above challenge and this week
is no different. So hey Theresa & ‘Anonymous team: I also submit the
chronicles page ‘week 36’ – it has more of the ‘journaling’ you asked for
in the challenge as well, so it may even fit better?!)
Teesha: making borders out of old scraps of pattern papers may not be
exclusively Teesha’s idea, but I picked it up at her blog first.
Phinner: who send me the postcard with the funky ‘mardy grass’ dancer on it!
National Geographic magazines: My aunt gave me a whole bunch of these
magazines some years ago and I still use them a lot! There’s always a fun and
fitting image somewhere on one of the pages. I think I flipped through these
magazines a thousand times by now and it keeps on inspiring me!
This time, I cut out the photo of the meerkats.
The Chronicles of Marit 2011 – Week 36
Used materials/techniques: gesso, acrylic paint (scraped upon the page with an old credit card) scraps of paper for the border, Glitz: teeny alpha stickers, cut out postcard ('dancer'), cut out image from NG (meerkats) stamps (for the dates), poster paint sharpie
I have more work to show, but I will save that for another day.
Let’s say: Friday?!
Same time, same place?
See you then!