Art Journaling Video: Creating Backgrounds in an Altered Book

Hi everyone! How do you like the new look of my blog? Spring seemed like the right time for a change. Did I mention I moved my studio as well earlier this spring? I’ve been art journaling again and altering books, which I’ll be sharing with you of course. Think I’ve finally found my groove, thank goodness. Hmmm, maybe this post should have been called How Seena Got Her Art Groove Back?

I’ve started turning on the video camera when I’m working at my art desk. Personally, I really enjoy watching the creative process of other artists; I often get inspired or learn something new. Here’s me creating backgrounds in an altered book. (There’s no sound; I figured you could add your own if you wanted a soundtrack.)

Let me know what you think of all the changes. And the video!


Magazine Masks

This is actually a really easy page to do. I found a magazine ad featuring a model that looked relatively simple to cut out. Once I’d prepped the background I used the cut out as a mask and edged it in acrylic paints. By the time I got to the 4th image, the mask was somewhat hard to work with, but once it dries it can be used again. I really like this idea because, depending on your mood, your silhouette can change often as opposed to buying a stencil and using the same silhouette over and over again. Give it a try and let me know how it works for you.


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