Sunday, January 30, 2011

egyptian inspiration

another journal page made in advance -- pages painted w/ excess paint in various colors or patterns. i happen to like blue/green/purple together, so i ended up w/ a purple and green layout.

when i wanted to color one night, but didn't feel like the stress of actually doing a picture, i decided that something "egyptian" inspired would look good on this page. i used purple colored pencil on the green backgroun and then green colored pencil on the opposite purple page.

i started on the right side of the design and worked my way to the left w/ no idea or pattern in advance -- just doodling. i decided to leave the right side open and use it for future journaling. w/ that in mind, i lettered the word "reflection" up the left side of the page. i plan to do some journaling in purple ink on the green page. in response to what i might use to write on over the paint -- sharpie marker if the gel pen or ink pen doesn't work.

the background is painted w/ cheap acrylic paint, the drawing is done w/ prang colored pencils, and it's sprayed w/ kumar fixative to keep it from smearing over time in the book. this journal page was done (so far) in june, 2010.


Blogger Janice m said...

very pretty!! I've never had much luck writing over acrylic paints. What do you plan to use?

Sun Jan 30, 07:35:00 PM CST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the Egyptian inspiration layouts, Jill. Very nice work.


Sun Jan 30, 10:50:00 PM CST  
Blogger Cora Calliope said...

Great job, Jill! Green and purple are my two favorite colors.

Mon Jan 31, 02:09:00 AM CST  
Blogger Caatje said...

Beautiful. I love the patterns.

Mon Jan 31, 02:29:00 AM CST  
Blogger Alex said...

Love the colors and the designs. Janice is right, I am interested to know how you're going to write on acrylic as well. :)

Mon Jan 31, 04:06:00 AM CST  
Blogger nanke's stuff said...

Very nice! I like the color combinations, and the lettering is perfect! nancy

Mon Jan 31, 06:15:00 AM CST  
Blogger jill said...

for those who asked, i'll probably fall back on sharpie marker if i have to. the intent now is to use a purple gel ink pen. i could always a colored pencil, but that gets tiring on the hand to try and journal in that!

i'll update you when i complete the page!

thanks for looking!

Mon Jan 31, 07:46:00 AM CST  
Blogger Shirley said...

Lovely pattern designs and color combo.

Mon Jan 31, 03:54:00 PM CST  
Blogger Carol Creech said...

I love the colors, too, Jill! Fun to just doodle your inspiration and leave it for journaling later.

Mon Jan 31, 07:33:00 PM CST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You do beautiful work. I especially like the first one, with the Egyptian
theme in purple and green, but all are really well done.


Tue Feb 01, 01:24:00 AM CST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AWESOME work! I like the Egyptian one and the eye.......both


Tue Feb 01, 07:42:00 PM CST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same here Jill, enjoyed the Egyptian layouts as well

Chrissy x

Tue Feb 01, 07:43:00 PM CST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the Egyptian inspiration layouts, Jill. Very nice work.


Tue Feb 01, 07:43:00 PM CST  
Blogger raena said...

Getting to journal in something this pretty would be wonderful! Maybe what I need to keep from loosing interest? Lovely pages!

Thu Feb 03, 01:02:00 PM CST  

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