I am so excited to share my latest art journal page with you AND a process video(!!!). I love watching other people work and always pick up on new tricks and ideas and just feel like it is fascinating to see someone else’s process. I have put together my 40 minute art journal page process into about 3 and a half minutes for you. Enjoy!
I was inspired to create this page last week when I was at a violin concerto and we were sitting in the balcony, looking down over the stage. I noticed that all the hanging mic cables snaked over the stage like a spiderweb and I liked the glow of the lights made them a deep blue, ominous color. I began thinking about how I could make my own spider web in an art journal page and thus this page idea was formed.
HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN SPIDER WEB ART JOURNAL PAGE
- paper or journal
- acrylic paint
- matte medium
- washi tape
- Thin your paint a bit by adding the matte medium to make it easier to spread
- Load your string up with paint by swiping it through the paint like a credit card
- Either tape down the string or hold it tightly between your hands
- Opt 1: Rub the string across your page (this will make the more muddy lines)
Opt 2: Tape it down to your table, hold the string tight and pop it by lifting up (like the way they create chalk lines) and rotate it until you are out of paint (creates sharp, thin lines)
Opt 3: stamp the string down onto the paper by holding it very tightly between your hands (creates a mix of sharp and smudged lines)
- Repeat until you have your web!
Music from Miss Peregine’s Home For Peculiar Children Soundtrack
Quote from here