Art Journal Page 3

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I have mixed feelings about this page. This is where I left off with it when I quit working on this art journal.

I knew I wanted it to be a goddess figure. The shape is very much like primitive statues found in various archaeological sites.

I also wanted to add wings to it. I couldn‘t decide if I wanted to mask off the doll, or just put them right over it. The easy, simple method won out and I just stenciled them over the doll figure.

I liked that, but they didn‘t stand out as much as I thought they would. I had mixed the white, acrylic paint with a glitter paint. That didn‘t work and it just ended up being translucent, bumpy white. So I looked through my stash and found a cheap, crayola glitter marker. I outlined each piece of the wings with it, and I loved the way that looked.

To emphasize the words “DREAM” and “GODDESS”, I used acrylic stamps and stamped them on the page with the same white paint. They didn‘t stand out as much as I wanted, so when they were dry, I stamped them again, using a white Pitt pen to draw directly on the stamp. Then I outlined the letters with a light blue, Sharpie, water-based paint pen.

The part I like the least on the page is the hand-printed words. I don‘t think they were well laid out, and I had some problems getting them to be legible on the page. I just couldn‘t get the proper contrast in some areas.

The words on the page are:

In her DREAMS…

She was a GODDESS,

caring for the people of the village,

teaching the children,

healing the sick,

blessing the fields,

and shielding them under her wings.

Tandika*