Saturday, March 26, 2011

Art Journaling - Joy - Being Creative Blog Party


Today I am sharing my latest art journaling project. I will show some of the steps, although I did not get photos of some of the intermediate steps. This project is based on a photo of my youngest daughter.
This is the original photograph that I started with. It was taken by my oldest daughter last summer.
I then modified the photo using the sketch function of my printer software on my computer and printed this out. Unfortunately, I wanted the reverse, so I just outlined it with Sharpie marker and held it up to the light and traced it onto the back. Then I went over it with pencil and traced it onto a sheet of paper.

 This is the original sketch on a piece of colored paper that I have in another altered book. I then made a color copy of this and cut it out and glued it into my art journal. Unfortunately, I don't have pictures of the original collage before I started working on it. I tore pieces of paper from other artwork and glued them down prior to gluing in the portrait. I then painted just the face and skin area with gesso and then acrylic paint avoiding the eye area. I then began shading and adding color with oil pastels using the techniques I learned in Pam Carriker's Strathmore workshop 1.
This is the first photo I took of my progress. This shows some of the pink that was in my original work.
Here, I have added more details and shading.
 This is the final version - at least for now. Her cheeks are still pink! Sort of! I will come back to it later and see if I feel that I need to add more to it. I will be joining Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday. Head over there to experience more pink fun! 


And tomorrow I will be linking up with Amisha over at Gorgeous and Fun Things for her Being Creative blog party. Her topic for the week is "inspiration".
Thanks so much to Amisha for putting on this wonderful blog party! I am having a blast! Pop over to visit her blog and visit some other very creative blogs that are joining her for her party!


Sally Lee by the Sea said...

That's amazing - you're so talented!!

Happy PINK Saturday...hope you're having a lovely weekend :O)

Simply Debbie said...

Happy Pink Saturday Tricia,
You are soooo very creative and I just love this collage of your daughter.
I will be back when I can study this more...what kind of printer do you have...
I just became your 35th friend/follower. I like friend better than follower...I would love for you to stop by and become my friend/follower. I have 2 blogs but Simply Debbie is my current blog.
I love your blog.
Have A Sugar Sweet Day
Simply Debbie

Patti said...

Wow, you did an incredible job. How totally creative you are!!

Now that my homeschooling days are over, I've gone back to school myself, so I've not been blogging as much as before. And when I do blog, it's mostly at my new classic movie blog. I still have Fill My Cup with Beauty, but given that my "photographers" (my kids) are busy with college and jobs, I don't have anyone to take my photos, so I'm just not doing as much on that blog.

I was sad to see the homeschooling years end, and I grieved the ending of a season for several months, but I've chosen to embrace the future. So, college, here I am.


Queen of Dreamsz said...


This is so pretty...what a great job you've done. I enjoyed seeing the transformation from beginning to end! I need to go check out the link up at Amisha's...sounds like fun. :0) Thanks so much for visiting with me.

Pink Sparkles,
Stephanie ♥

Trisha said...

Your daughter is beautiful and I love the way you "altered" her! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Pink Saturday to you!


Sares said...

How very creative! I am sure your daughter will love to have this as a keepsake years down the road. If you let her have it! Happy Pink Saturday and have a terrific weekend!

Susie Jefferson said...

Excellent - love that effect. Although I'd have used the flip/rotate facility rather than trace over by hand (I'm lazy). Totally love this. I see you did the Strathmore journal class - so did I, but still haven't had time to DO anything (at least I saved the files). Happy PS and thank you so much for visiting me!

Melissa said...

Love it! Thanks for stopping by. HPS!

Amanda Mills said...

Hi Tricia!
stopping over from the strathmore workshop
I homeschooled for eight years, before utter burnout- but i did love it, very much. (taught latin too!)
and we still sort of...afterschool homeschool - in a way (following rabbit trails of the children's interests)- as i think the greatest lesson I learned from those years is that, learning never ends.
What a beautiful blog you have! thanks for sharing your technique re-the photograph