Saturday, July 18, 2009

Cool-Aberration 2009 - Sani's Journal

Back to Cool-Aberration 2009. Finished my pages for Shimasani's journal.

First I did a page depicting her two-spiritedness. I thought I was gonna have to trash this page, but I managed to save it and I really like it now. I decorated the page using watercolor crayons and it was too bright and bold. So I coated it with a glaze of sierra tan acrylic paint mixed with polyacrylic sealer. Well, then it was too uniform and dark. So I decided, what the hell, it's ruined so I might as well play with it. So I took a paring knife and started scraping and chipping off the glaze coat. In the process, I took off some of the watercolor and even scraped down to raw paper in spots. This resulted in it looking old and faded and chipped and I love it. Then I added the male and female symbols (paper cutouts) and the text and it was done.


Page 1 folds open to reveal the totem spread. Just kindof a collage of Shimasani's various totems that'll help her in wisely choosing her shamanic tools.


And the last page.


Oh, and don't forget that Yvonne requested a 1" x 1" pic of me for her artist page. Here's mine.

2 comments:

yvonne said...

Love the journal pages! Thanks for adding your photo too, and I'm glad you took the photo with Shimasani. Thanks.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

These are great pages Gail! I can't wait to see them for real.
Oh yeah...must remember the photo part of this...I need a new camera anyway!