Sunday, January 15, 2012

Round Island Light House Altered Book Spread

I wanted to do a large canvas for my daughter's new apartment, so I decided to do a two-page spread in one of my altered books to get a feel for the techniques I wanted to use and how it would look. The following is my "mock-up" practice art for the larger art I ended up making for my daughter for Christmas.  I used collage, stamping, painting, and water color for this piece. The picture is modeled after the Round Island Light House at the entrance to Mackinac Island.
 Final Spread
First I prepped the pages with gesso and light sanding. Then I decopauged torn map pages and text pages onto the page.
Beginning to cover page with torn map pieces.

Completely covered pages

Page covered with gesso.

Painted with acrylics.

Final Pages

I decopauged handmade paper at the horizon to represent Mackinac Island and dotted a few buildings on the shore. The sailboat and lighthouse were sketched and painted separately on water color paper and applied to page using heavy gel medium. I then decopauged torn paper for the base of the lighthouse and stamped randomly on the picture with phrases that were meaningful to me.

I used this work as my guide for the larger canvases I made for my daughter. I'll be posting pictures of those soon.

I'm linking up with the Just Journals Link Party over at Marcia Beckett's blog, Dabblings.

Dabblings

3 comments:

Queenie said...

Hi Tricia and wowowowow love your art!!
I am new to art journaling..totally brand new,lol...and been inspired today by everything i have seen.
Found you through Just Journals link party and so glad i did.
Look forward to seeing more pages.
Hugs
Tracy
xxx

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

What a wonderful technique! I love the way the maps still peek through and all the layers you've used here. This will make a wonderful piece for your daughter's apartment!

Marcia said...

lovely layers.. I love to see the progression of journal pages. Thanks for sharing!