Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wax Resist

I've been wondering around Youtube lately, searching for new ideas for my journal. I came across a great channel, One Minute Muse. I found this video that inspired me to make my recent journal page:
I forgot how fun and simple this was!
One Minute Muse has a lot of neat videos that are simple and inspiring. The Woodcut Mimic video and "Basso Profundo" (click here to see!) by deviant-artist camartin inspired me to do my space page!
I had serious hand cramps after drawing all those circles!
So I first painted on a layer of Gesso and drew tons of circles with a Sharpie marker. My hand felt like it was going to fall off not even half way through drawing them! Luckily I survived to make it to the next step...
I thought choosing bright colors and coloring the circles would be fun and easy, but no. It took forever. I have no idea why I chose to make such small circles, but oh well, the image turned out great. I used Crayola crayons, because they work the best. Cheap crayons don't stick to the paper and are easily scratched off, defeating the purpose of the crayons.
Just keep coloring, coloring, coloring...
Voila! The white circles are colored with white crayon.
After I was finally done coloring I painted over the entire page with black acrylic paint.
 Skipped the picture of the black page and went straight to the fun! 
Once the paint dried, I grabbed some scissors and started carefully scraping it away. I mostly used scissors to carefully get off as much paint as I could, but I also used a quarter. The scissors unevenly scratched off the crayon, too, which I liked because it made the circles look like planets. 
 5 zillion hand cramps later...
Woohoo! I'm really happy with this page. It was painful easy to make and I love the contrast between the bright colors and the black. The last step I did was to apply some Mod-Podge to protect it.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so honored that you chose to join the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Thank you for adding this special masterpiece to rock my party :)