Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Art Journal Every Day - using my backgrounds
I have been in London for a few days as it was our grand-daughter's 7th birthday party - which involved a trip across from Dulwich to Islington to visit the Sylvanian's shop and then a party for 15 children at a leisure centre - hectic!!
And I have been making her a scrap book since we got back home with montage photos I put together of the shop trip and the party with backgrounds of wrapping paper and Sylvanian' catalogue pictures so I have been buried in glue and gift wrap...
However, I have started using my backgrounds for my month's challenge I set for myself in the last post.
I have used the Moleskin journal with the ready made background.
I was looking through a book catalogue and found a picture of an ambigram by John Langdon called ambiguity - they read the same either way up (and my daughter has one about sunshine in her bathroom, so this is something I have been taken by for some time).
And this has given me the subject for this journal - ambiguity and opposites
I did a title page with some self adhesive lettering and a crimson wash
And for the first spread I have used the ambigram of ambiguity, with a definition and some details about ambigrams.
Then I have drawn and tinted Janus, the god who looks both ways into the past and future, with some image transfers of his name and properties.
I think this subject has lots of potential!!