In this first example, I made a random collage in my altered book journal with punches from the newsprint that is on my table. I use it to dab off my cosmetic sponge before I stencil, and then I have all these crazy colored pieces! The blue dots are from a scrap of book page on which I had cleaned off my gelli plate!
Using mostly the Ganesh Stencil, I used Sakura Gel Pens to trace some of the elements in the white spaces between the collage. Can you pick out which pieces I used? (Check out this blogpost for more examples of how I used the Ganesh Stencil.)
I glazed the whole page with Golden Fluid Acrylics and glazing medium.
I created two silhouettes from magazine ads and laminate paper, two create to profiles. Then I used dark and light glazes to accentuate them. I added bubbles from the Bubbles Girl Stencil to the top of the page, and glazed inside and outside the bubbles. (For more examples of Bubbles Girl, check out this blog hop with lots of amazing artists using this stencil.)
I added some text in my own handwriting and from a Stampers Anonymous Stamp. I love how the collage and stenciled elements add mystery and intrigue.
This next example has no collage -- just paint! I started with a page in my "brayer off" book -- this is a blank book in which I clean my brayers when gelli printing.
After a bunch of stenciling using elements from the Hindu Deity Stencils and my Namaste Stencil, plus some overglazing and freehand flower sketching, my page looked like this:
Can you see the faces of Krishna and Shiva peeking through? More glazing, more painting....
Then I used elements of the Ganesh Stencil to create leaves and patterns in some of the flowers:
I added the word "Namaste" to the top. I expect I will eventually add some journaling in the white areas, but for now, here it is! (To see lots of examples of how I used the Namaste stencil, jump to this blog post.) Linking this one very belatedly to Art-Journal-Journey - where the monthly them is/was flowers!
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