Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Playing with Paints

I've dared to start painting in the Eagle annual!!

I prepped the pages with good ole gesso, then tried watercolour painting, followed by a sprinkle of salt for this background:

prepped Eagle spread

This one I painted, then lifted some of the paint with scrunched up clingfilm:

escape imminent

I decided the plane was worthy of being kept in and was taken with the words from the story: But at this moment, when escape seems so imminent, his hopes are shattered by a firm inexorable downward pull. Not sure where I'm going with this, but just loved the words!

And if immitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then I am thrilled that both my boys have decided to keep their own art journals. Gman (11) is using his to explore feelings, emotions and poetry, so won't be sharing pics, but Waif (6) is enjoying experimenting with paint, collage and mama's stamps and inks. Here's his first spread:

waif - rust

I think it's fab!

I haven't been able to find any kids books on art journalling, so if anybody knows of any, let me know!


  1. How about the Art Attack books? You need to keep your eyes peeled in the charity bookshops, especially the Cat one in Wisbech!

    Like the ideas and Waifs is brilliant.

  2. I love that your kids are following your lead with the art journaling...what a great gift you are giving to them with that! I like how you are letting some of the images from the book show through onto your pages. Have fun!

  3. I LOVE the way that turned out with salt - I may have to experiment and see if I can get that effect with paint and fabric! The airplane is great, I love the words too. Waif's "rusty" piece is wonderful!


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