Art and Positive Thinking

Welcome to my Renee Loves Art blog!

My focus is exploring, creating and reflecting upon the positives of life and connecting them to my art whether it be photography, pen and ink drawings, watercolour paintings, mixed media, digital media or any other possible media I dive into!

I hope you join me on my art adventure!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Positively Exploring Visual Journaling

I found an awesome visual journal this summer that accepts all sorts of multi-media, including watercolour.  I decided it was time to try out the paper.  I used fabric dimensional paint for texture, fabric spray paint with paper and cloth doilies, tissue tape, a peacock feather, embossing tape, gesso, acrylic paint, paint markers, pencil crayons, plastic stencils, a black fine tipped marker to doodle, and rubber stamps ! 

I continue my theme of explore, create and reflect!

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  1. That is a wonderful page full of texture. I love your colour choices. It's great that you found a journal where you can use all these techniques in.

    1. Texture I have finally realized is so important! It is so much fun to feel art! I sat for a long time feeling all of the bumps, and even called my husband over to my art table. He humoured me, and actually felt the dimensional paint, but I am sure he left thinking,"Weird, look what I have to put up with!" LOL

      Thanks, Denthe!

  2. These works of art certainly brighten a dull day! The texture looks amazing ... if they were hung in a museum with a do not touch sign ... I'd get into trouble!

  3. Thanks, Terri. I would let you feel the textures. I'd have a sign, "Touching reserved for Terri Mappin only!" 00

    I got in trouble once at the Medicine Hat museum. I wasn't going to touch the Lauren Harris, from the Group of Seven, painting of the beeeeaaaauuuuutiful white iceburg against the glorious blue Northern sky. I was leaning in to see the details. The security guard said in a beat you up voice, "Mam, please step back. No leaning in." I was quite embarrassed because my students were standing around me, but I am not sorry for getting a close up glimpse, even if it was only for three seconds!

    1. Hahaha! Sounds good ... just make sure the same security guard isn't on duty! LOL!


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