Thursday, October 14, 2010

Elena's Journal

Tracing paper, marker, color copy of photograph, colored pencils

 Colored pencils, pen, art tape and colored paper
 My first love was paper -Hand drawn paper roses, rice paper, vellum envelope, ribbon, color copies of rose petal
Colored pencil and color copy of photograph
        Elena is new to art journaling and asked us to share ideas and our favorite techniques.  I love working with paper and figuring out new ways to use traditional items like tracing paper.  The roses drawn on tracing paper applied with matte medium to paper and hand colored with marker.  The roses have a bumpy quality to them to add a bit of texture.  Most of the photographs I take are of flowers so I used a close up of a rose to drawn them on paper that has a tooth grain surface.  Color copies of rose petals and a hidden message can be read on the bag.  The last page is colored pencil with a color copy of my photograph take at one of the local flower fields. I use Derwent-coloursoft pencils that blend nicely when more than one color is used but I used an erase to blend on a slightly raised surface.


  1. I love the dog with the heart in his eye!!

  2. Thanks I have a bunch of dog pictures to use for reference. I want to make a mini book with dog drawings once I collect/take enough pictures.