PAINTING BOOK PAGES
For our homeschool art time today Cameron and I painted pages from a book. I found an old book that was not worth saving and began by cutting about a dozen pages from the back. I was inspired by several blogs I follow showing journal pages that had started life as book pages. I figure we will use them for journal pages as well as bases or elements for ATCs.
The book has several pages with illustrations; I'm trying to decide if I want to cut the illustrations off the page and use it or use the page as is. I might scan some of them first to use later as well.
We used Crayola Finger Paint for the translucent quality. I had some old jars of Acrylic Glossies that added some shine but more opacity. I also used some Making Memories brand scrapbook acrylic paints and a sample jar of Glidden Interior Paint.
I found a box of reinkers of various colors and added drops of color to several of the pages then we played with q-tips to see what kind of designs we could create.
Finally using some pigment re-inkers and an extra fine paint brush the last 2 pages were done. We are both very excited to use these pages to create some fun projects. I have about 300 more pages from the same book that will be used in various forms for art projects.
ART JOURNAL PAGES
Here are the Art Journal pages I made for 2 swaps on swap bot. We are suppose to do them front and back on a piece of card-stock so they can be bound by the recipient but I think I am going to ask each person if they want them loose and enclose a piece of card-stock cut to size. All 4 pages are based on rice paper with various elements added. I'm not sure if I will had journal lines or leave them blank. I need to finish up the other 4 pages and get them ready to send. They are kind of random but that is what is fun about the art journal pages. I am going to make some for myself as well but want to get these ready to go first. Not sure what I want to use for my own book though, maybe I will alter the book cover from the painting project. It is a neutral cover and could be used to make a pretty color altered cover... Guess I'll have to figure out book binding with a traditional book cover...