7/19/11

Summer of color: red AND journal pages Sight & Touch

I have 3 red things this week.  I love red!  It's such a bright, bold, happy color - I wear it, I have it in my home and I'm always drawn to it in art.  I made a greeting card using some scraps of scrapbook paper, a paint chip for background and a stamp - simple and effective.  Of course, you have to have a coordinating envelope!

Next I worked in my art journal (haven't done that for a few days) and worked in red again.  The InTheSun prompts for this week are about the senses......Monday is all about sight.  I started my page with a base of red tissue paper, stenciled over that, painted (acrylic) over that, then added my words - all my favorite red summer sights!


 The second page for InTheSun is about the sense of touch and to make a very textural page.  I poured on gesso and marked it with a wide comb, waited for it to dry (and waited!), added a piece of screen, some puzzle pieces, added red paint and a short list of things I touch/feel in the summer.


Summer of Color is all about red (obviously) so I really wanted to play in as much as possible.  To see even more great RED stuff or more journal pages, visit Summer of Color and the InTheSun flickr page.

(edited to add) I took a photo of our newly blooming dahlia and did a little experimenting with moving the camera as I took the photo.  I ended up with this great abstract.  In red!  I'm thinking it will be a great base to experiment on further.

16 comments:

  1. And I do want to touch! Delightful red pages!

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  2. Wow you did 2 projects! I love the card and the journal is really cool, too (wish I could feel the texture). Thanks for sharing your art!
    ~Scarlett

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  3. The second piece looks HOT! And I really like the background of the first artwork. Both perfect for 'red', as is the happy 'hello' card.

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  4. love all those textures and the matching envelope for the card is a delightful touch

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  5. Great work..... I love the journal page especially.

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  6. I love your journal page. SO RED!!! And your card is lovely. I especially like the matching envelope.
    x

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  7. I love the texture in the journal pages as well. That photo is awesome!

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  8. Oh my goodness! This is so much fun - I LOVE all your red - it is beautiful and bold and that texture created with the Gesso and the comb!!! My favorite! I can't wait to try that - thanks for the inspiration!! xo

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  9. Great fun... and hot, hot, hot.

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  10. Love your reds! Those journal pages are just great with lots of texture and movement. I must go and check out the in the sun page. Julie

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  11. wow love your bright red Terrie! nice textures!!
    xoxo

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  12. I really love those journal pages. Thanks for inspiring us!

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  13. Great work...I particularly love that red journal page..great idea with the flower too...such lovely reds in that shot...xxx

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  14. I love the card with the matching envelope!!

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  15. Love your pages with all the texture you used and your card is very pretty too. :) Nan

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  16. what fun texture and I love the puzzle pieces!

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