I like abstraction, simple materials, finding ways to create stories from thin air. Although that's not a rule! I'm also trying to avoid - as much as possible - buying art supplies which I can find substitutes for. At the moment, I still sometimes use bought journals, but I have also made my own from recycled magazine, newspapers and brown paper bags. (Later, in other posts, I will share these).
So materials used:
Strips of torn pages from books and magazines.
Glue stick and/ or modge podge
Old mags and/or books
White and black pens.
The background, which you can see bit of in the upper right, is actually the journal book created by Sabrina Ward. (P.S. One day I hope to publish a book like that).
I don't always know how the page will end up. I work with the composition first I play with placement, moving the strips of paper around. Changing my mind about orientation and position, and I sometimes end up excluding a scrap of paper I previously thought was great (but I don;t trash it. I have a box for these unused bits - they get a new life in a new work). I work fast usually. I stop and look to see how they pieces work together and what possible stories could come up.
Once I'm happy with the composition, and a story formed, I glue the pieces down. Finally I added the black and white pens which integrate the pieces together and pulls in the final story - I won't come just because you waited.
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