More from the Art Journal inspired by my PlayList of music.
What comes up randomly may end up here creatively.
Where the Streets Have No Name: I was not a U2 fan when they were big in the '80s but I have come to like some of the more popular songs they had at the time. This one, however, is a nice cover/mix done by the Pet Shop Boys. This page spread has a favorite multi-colored background of Dylusion Spray inks running together to give a very "rainbow" effect.
The street is black gelato because it was all I had that came out REALLY black. (I have since invested in a cheap acrylic black paint!) The lines were just small pieces of washi tape used as a mask as I rubbed the gelato over it. The sign is cut paper with white gel pen detail. I knew that I wanted to write the lyrics out so I didn't bother with too many other big focal points.
I just like the way the street looks, hanging there, like in a dream.
Monster Mash: It was a graveyard smash! The background of this page is Dylusions ink again. I was testing out my new color, Cherry Pie. I figured this would be a more Bruce Springsteen layout but the songs didn't hit the playlist. But this novelty song did and I couldn't resist!
The background is a mish-mash of techniques. (A true mash!) Stenciling, White Linen spray ink, masking, water stains. The masked off circle reminded me of a Disco ball or a laboratory electrode. So I left it as the focal of the page with some electricity and quotes.
The opposite page had a boo-boo on it so I covered it all up with two purple tags I had already done. I just wrote the words, Monster Mash, with a black Sakura Glaze pen diagonally across them then taped them down. I also had this glossy paper with greenish alcohol ink on it as scrap so I cut out a head shape and drew up my Frankenstein monster.
I just love how this spread transformed! I had prepped it for an Americana feel but it ended up being quite the mash!
More later...I've done more pages...
"Whatever happened to my Transylvania Twist!" ---Monster Mash, Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt Kickers.