I'm using a Large Dylusion journal for my AJA this year. (The Art Journal Adventure can be followed on the Joggles Blog or you can join the Facebook Group to share your adventure with the rest of us!)
After not really feeling the cover, I've managed to enjoy the next few weeks.
Sorry for some of the crappy photos. I can never seem to take really nice photos of my art journals!
WARNING: This is a long post because I've got loads of photos and this covers the whole month of January. (I'm hoping to keep up with this journal on a monthly basis anyway so watch for these long posts toward the end of every month.)
Then, I had to think a bit. I wanted the "bad" on one side of the door and the "good" on the other. The "good" was defined in the song; "a forest with fields covered green." But how to depict a Nazi prison camp? Yuck.
So I printed out the lyrics to the song, found a piece of paper that seemed to color match, and started there. The paper had little gears on it and I felt that was representative of the war machine of the Nazis. I pulled the raven image from the song and the skeletons were added. So many photos of the victims starved to skin and bone...
Rather proud of this spread.
Still with me?
Rainbow Maiden I decided to repeat it here. Because I have to use up Washi Tape. (I have to use it up so I can buy more. Tim Holtz is coming out with some beautiful stuff! Arggh!)
I did draw the eyes myself and they aren't too bad. The mouth is red washi tape.
Really like this happy page! Honestly, how can you go wrong with Washi tape!!!
Thanks for hanging with me to the end of the post. AJA will return at the end of February if all goes well!
"In the doors of the chambers, there's one door of hope." --Martin Page, "The Door" song