Hello Wonderful People,
When your heart is heavy or broken, turning to art is proven to be useful. Today, I turn to an altered book I started years ago.
Step One: Find a dark magazine page, a piece of sandpaper, and an interesting stencil from artistcellar.
Place the stencil under the magazine page and rub with the sandpaper until you see the design coming through.
Step Two: Choose an existing book to work in.
Step Three: Tear up your magazine page and glue it down on your page spread with matte medium.
Step Four: Add some marks and scribbles. I used a Carbon Black Lumber Crayon by Dixon.
Below is a close-up of the texture that comes from the stencil, as well as scribbling over slightly damp magazine page (from the fluid matte medium).
Step Six: Add some color using acrylic paints.
Step Seven: Add a contrasting color. Pictured below, I am using a Crayola Dry-Erase Crayon in orange.
Step Eight: Use a black pen and a white paint pen to add lettering. Pictured below, “Let us have vision for a new way in the new day.”
There you have it, eight easy steps for creative expression and tending to your heart.
Sending Many Blessings Out to You!
PS I’d love for you to visit me at OrangeSpiralArts.com
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