Thursday, 31 December 2015

Only one post

It is 31st January and this is my second post this year. What a shame! I feel guilty for not trying to motivate  myself to do some posting.

Hope that 2016  will be more creative as my New Year's resolution is to enjoy life more.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, 4 January 2015

ART JOURNALING - Home, Dom, Srce, Heart and 2015

About six months ago while visiting Serbia, I came across lovely journalling tutorials on YouTube. I was amazed. I just wanted to try it.

Since then I have been collecting material and courage. 
Finally, today, I did a page.

                                      WARNING: I AM NOT AN ARTIST

My first page is about my home town Nis, in Serbia.  Simply a sketch of the Nis Fortress in pencil and pens lead to cutting out the image and gluing it on the page with the clear shine glue medium.

The next step that should have been the first actually was to cover the page with white gesso.
Once the page dried I played with  gel sticks from Faber Castell (mostly white and black) and Black Soot Distress ink from Tim  Holtz. I also edged the page with a tin black marker and smudged some silver metallic paste against the edges.

In  the end, using black and white markers, I wrote those 4 magic words  and  sprinkled some white acrylic paint over the page.

The final result is the  picture which has  that winter sky grey feeling. 

 The feeling of achievement is lovely especially, after I have touched the page. It feels like touching a canvas. 
And on the final thought, I do hope that 2015 will bring lots of new and lovely things.