This spread began without any real plan. I knew I wanted to use bright colours with lots of different layers. I had completed the background about a month ago but I didn’t know how I was going to use it until I saw the term “wordherder” from another artist. Unfortunately I don’t remember where I read it or who the artist was but i can only assume she was describing a way of creating an art journal spread, perhaps composing found poetry by “herding” together random words. When I read the word, I immediately connected with it. I feel like it describes a lover and collector of words and that ‘s me.
I began as usual with a layer of gesso and glued down patterned scrapbook paper and book pages with Golden Soft Gel.
Next I scraped on a layer of metallic purple craft paint with a palette knife. I tried to make it light enough to show the patterns through. Orange and violet were the next layers, also scraped on with a palette knife.
I used a stencil to add white circles with my fingertip and stamped the checkerboard pattern in purple with a Tim Holtz stamp. I outlined the circles with black ink and drew a border around the spread. The stamped black circles were made with black acrylic paint dipped in a paper towel roll.
Golden Soft Gel (Matte)
Memento Ink – Teal Zeal
Americana Craft Paint – Melon, Vivid Violet, Orange Twist, Lamp Black
Metallics Craft Paint – Purple Pearl
Tim Holtz Checkerboard Stamp
Golden Acrylic Paint – Cerulean Blue Deep
Tim Holtz Idealogy Chit Chat Stickers
Plastic Alphabet Die Cuts (I think these were Maya Road, but not sure)
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