Have you ever looked at a piece of art and wondered how it was made? Well today I am going to give you a look into my process.
In my last blog post I shared with you an art journal page and original poem I created called “A Light in the Darkness.” It was about listening to your heart, embracing your purpose and following your passion.
I loved that art journal page so much that I decided that I wanted to turn it into a piece of original art. So I re-created it on an 8″ x 8″ wood panel – the panel being the original size of my art journal page.
I decided it would be fun to film the process for you and give you a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at how I create some of my art.
Now the reason I say “some of my art” is because although some of my techniques and the products I like to use will be the same from piece to piece, I don’t follow the same process each and every time.
I tend to create very intuitively. Being a classic Type A personality, a perfectionist and an over-thinker, if I’m not careful, I can get in my own way, and stifle both my creativity and the artistic process.
For those of you that are the same, the way I personally learned to move beyond those tendencies is though the process of art journaling – and that’s something I’ll talk more about in a later post.
A quick note about the process video – it’s not a full “video tutorial” per se as I usually do when I create my card video tutorials. In the beginning section I talk you through how I prepare my wood panel – the products I use and why.
Afterwards, when it comes to the actual “art” part – it’s more of a “watch what I do” – so you can see me create the entire mixed media panel in fast-forward – but I don’t specifically talk about each product and each technique. As much as I would like to, that would make for a SUPER long video. That kind of teaching is best for more of a “class” format – because then I can break it up into parts by layer, and talk about each separate layer as I’m creating it.
I am actually working on a free mini-class that you’ll be able to sign up for, if you want to get started in or learn more about my particular style of mixed media and art journaling.
For now, here is the video tutorial (please refresh your page if you don’t see the video right away):
If you have any questions about anything you saw me do in the video – any of the techniques or products, then feel free to leave me a question in the comments section of this post and then either subscribe to the comments, or check back for the answer. I try to respond within 1-2 days.
I hope you enjoy the video!
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