Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Mixed Media Art Journal Page Without Glue
This page was made with conte crayons, Faber Castell watercolor pencils, and a pigma graphic marker. Instead of using glue, I used a hole punch and blue wire to attach the vellum paper. The journalling prompt, "A month in Review" came from Bridgette's amanobooks blog. It's so rich in journalling how-to, it's like sitting down to one of your favorite mixed media art books.
For chemically sensitive artists, you may or may not have success with these materials. Conte Crayons are harder, and give off less dust making them a good possibility for many, especially if you wear gloves. Creative Canaries has a couple of pages listing possible resources you may wish to check out. I found switching brands to Faber Castell watercolor pencils, and keeping them dry, doesn't provoke a reaction (hee, hee! found a set for a dollar at a second hand store). I'd advise caution with the marker and the vellum paper which is made from plasticized cotton.
So far, I'm using up any old supplies that don't trigger a reaction, and researching like mad for new possibilities. It's a roller coaster of emotions- the whole range. Just when I was especially frustrated, I got some great video links from Liberty on making your own plant based paints. Check out Organic Painting on Crafting a Green World blog. Not just a great site for crafters, and artists, it's perfect for parents who are concerned about finding truly non-toxic supplies and projects for their children.
Many thanks to Regina, from rgr designs blog for this award :) Regina's recent texture experiments are gorgeous. I'm passing it on to all those in my sidebar. Thanks for the continuous inspiration!