Inspired Images Traveling Journal

Friday, July 21, 2006

Pages 47-48

(kirsten) Saw these trees in a magazine and they intrigued me. What's happening underneath?

Pages 45-46

(kirsten) This was my first attempt at image transfer from a b&w copy using a blender pen. The hut on the right got a little bit smudgie due to my burnishing technique, but otherwise the process was really fun and easy! I'll be trying again soon.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Pages 43-44

(kirsten) I was intrigued by the contrast between the more organic lines and the lines that were clearly man-made, so I decided to accentuate that by using warm-color soft crayons for the loose lines, and cool-color pens for the straight lines.
(beth) View out the window, well, sorta, on the way home from California to Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Pages 41-42

(kirsten) I added some swirls to the water, and thought about calling this one done, but I think it needs a little something more...
(beth) A little decoration on the fish and some water for them to swim in.
(kirsten) I used a newly hand-carved fish stamp to print these little guys swimming across the page.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Pages 39-40

(kirsten) A sleeve needs an arm, right? umm... yeah.
(beth) These sewing illustration bits were a good color match and I thought would start making an interesting combination.
(kirsten) I wanted to add a word to this spread - and "real" was just the first thing that came to mind.
(beth) It was just time to begin with acrylic paints again.

Pages 37-38

(kirsten) I filled in the background grass and plants a little more, and added some textured paper at the bottom to add more depth.
(beth) Some patterning at the back with dibs and dabs.
(kirsten) I was inspired by Beth's beautiful brush drawing and the irises blooming outside our front door. This time I used watercolor pencils and crayons with just enough water to make it look "painterly".
(beth) I thought I'd try starting a page with a drawing this time, but the image that came to mind didn't involve much drawing. It's an artist's paint brush.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Pages 35-36 - done

(kirsten) the lace paper is hard to see in the scan - but it is a beautiful texture and contrast. done!
(beth) I added lace paper to the background to fade it out and highlight the plant more.
(kirsten) More color added to the pot and plant with watercolor crayons. The flowers remind me of wallpaper... this page might be done... we'll see!
(beth) The pen was so beautifully delicate that i thought it might make a nice contrast against a bold background. I think it kinda got lost instead. I'm still okay with the page, but it's not quite what I intended.
(kirsten) I drew this plant with felt tip pens. I should draw with pen more often. I think it frees up my drawing style a little. When I'm using pencil, it's just to easy too erase all those pesky mistakes.