Layering it up in Art Journaling

Hello!

I must admit that I had a rough start with this one!  I painted on some acrylic paint to start and then I had an idea of where it would go...well, it did not!  I glued down an assortment of papers to fix the mess and then I finger painted in white acrylic to create the shape of the face.  From there I sketched in the features and added more paint. I used a baby wipe at the end to "reveal" the papers layered underneath. Her face is a bit long and she has wild hair but I think I like her anyway.  Her name is Emily.

Have a blessed day!

Roben-Marie


August Theme
Faces, the Human Form & Characters
August 22
Art Challenge: Layered (Using Multiple Mediums)
Journal Prompt:  Speak to your younger self- what advice would you offer?


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Be sure to check out this week's Featured Artist: Jenny Doh.

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Have You Discovered Book Block?

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I was so excited when I was contacted by Stefan Johnson with Mustard Design Agency who introduced me to Book Block - The World's First Totally Bespoke Notebook!  I have one on order that is being handmade for me and can't wait to share it with you soon! Why is it so cool?  You design and print your own notebooks in full color 2400x2400 dpi, with your choice of paper, ribbon and elastic!

Here are some details about this super cool product! 

Have a blessed day!

Roben-Marie


 

21 Secrets Fall 2015 - Free Early Bird Gift!

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21 Secrets Fall 2015 is just about to kick-off and there is an awesome Early Bird Special...FREE access to 10 art journaling video recordings from 21 Secrets Live!  That's right!  This Free Gift is yours when you register between August 19 - September 3 for 21 SECRETS Fall (that comes out September 28th!).  And oh my goodness -- 21 SECRETS Fall is going to be so sweet!! We have some amazing teachers -- such as Orly Avineri, Lesley Riley, and Maya Stein joining us!  Check out the amazing line-up HERE!

Have a blessed day!

Roben-Marie


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Painted Faces in Art Journaling

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I especially enjoyed this week's challenge which is to create a face using paint.  One of my face painting idols is Katie Kendrick...she rocks the faces!  When I create faces, they are not perfect but abstract.  I think that is why I am drawn to Katie's work.  I adore her faces, with their odd shaped heads, long noses and amazing eyes!  Be sure to check out her blog and you will see exactly what I mean.

I began my page by finger painting areas with acrylic paint to begin the basic shape of my face. From there I added in other colors, paper, pencil and doodle marks.  

The face that emerged became know to me as "Louis" and don't you just love his ridiculous old fashioned powdered wig!?  I used a "flower" stamp to create it.

Have a blessed day!

Roben-Marie


“What am I doing?! Oh, yeah. Following my dreams. Okay. Calm down.” -Pinterest


August Theme
Faces, the Human Form & Characters
August 15
Art Challenge: Painted
Journal Prompt:  How do I face my biggest challenge?

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Be sure to check out this week's Featured Artist: Mystele Kirkeeng.

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Creative Characters

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Drawing faces can be very intimidating and I am still learning.  I find that my style is more abstract and messy which is fine by me!  For this week's challenge I simply grabbed a piece of inky under paper, a Stabilo pencil, paint brush and some white acrylic paint and began sketching...meet Simon!

Have a blessed day!

Roben-Marie


August Theme
Faces, the Human Form & Characters
August 8
Art Challenge: Characters
Journal Prompt:  "If you're going to be weird, be confident about it!" Author Unknown


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Be sure to check out this week's Featured Artist: Carla Sonheim!

You can find us HERE: The Art to the 5th Academy - Instagram: #documentedlife  

Our Blogs: Lorraine Bell, Rae Missigman and Sandi Keene.