Although you can't really see it beneath all the subsequent additions, this page began with a collaged layer of pictures of craft stash clipped from craft magazines. I scraped a thin layer of gesso over this collage and, using Kaisercraft alpha stamps, stamped the word "want" over and over in a border around the page using different colours of Distress Ink. I sketched a basic self-portrait of myself with my arms full of acquisitions and coloured it with watercolour pencils before cutting it out and gluing onto the page. I then added the journalling in layers radiating out from the figure and finished it off with a fringe of avaricious, grabby hands!
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
UKS Art Journey - Week 3
I'm a bit behind on the Art Journey journey because this page has taken me a while. I've been working on it for well over a week now. And, tbh, I'm still not entirely happy with it. But... oddly... I'm happy that I'm not happy with it, if that makes any sense? It's not an attractive page... but I rather feel it shouldn't be attractive because it deals with a part of my personality that is not attractive.
The prompt for week 3 was all about consumerism and this page is about the ugliness of my own personal consumerism gone mad: