I've been taking part in a round robin art journal project this year and I love the variety of themes and tasks that come with each journal that arrives in my house. There are 22 participants in this project so you can imagine how interesting it gets. :)
This particular journal turned out to be quite an adventure.
We were asked to try something totally new, whether it's a technique we've never tried before, color we never use or a theme we've always wanted to express.
Now this is something right down my alley!
I love challenging myself, trying out new paths and seeing where they would take me.
So I was very excited to start working and here's what happened:
My idea was to try out abstact art.
My works nearly always center around a photo so this time I decided to do without it (quite challenging I must say) and express myself solely with textures and colors.
It was tricky but such a lot of fun! I admit I'm really satisfied with the outcome.
First of all, I created this delicious thick texture with Modelling Paste and a stencil.
I colored my background with amazing Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays and Black Orchid Artist Pigment.
The embellishments here are just delicate accents (all glued with Soft Gel) - tiny pieces of 7 Dots Studio chipboards, 3D foam squares, a little bit of Licorice Glass Beads here and there and...
... one cog. Just one! Now, that's where I really went beyond anything I'm used to in my art. ;)
I hope you like my little experiment. I think it's really important to leave our comfort zone from time to time and try out new exciting possibilities!Wouldn't you agree? :)
Hugs to you all!