Hello folks and welcome to an Art Fart Friday post even though it's Monday. I wanted to be done with this piece and have it posted on Friday but I wasn't and didn't. Let's just call it a Presidents' Day present. Or a late non-romantical Valentine's day gift. Either way, anyway, on to the art!
Let's start with the art junk journal I made.
|Inside a signiture|
|Inside the front "cover"|
The inside covers, ie Mona Lisa, are made from some art prints I received from some kind of mail order art print advertisement. I honestly think it was some kind of Columbia House deal but with art reproductions. I think I got four prints as part of the "introductory invitation", including this Mona Lisa repro, Monet's Water Lilies and the Japanese Bridge, and two works I've never heard of. I've been trying to think of a way to reuse them for years. I am glad I can finally use them here. I can't wait to alter the Mona Lisa, I've never like this painting nor do I understand the supposed attraction.
Finally, the spine is a simple western multiple signature binding for four holes as instructed in Creating Handmade Books by Alisa Golden (this specific book is no longer in print but I've linked to another book by the same author that is a collection of her previous books, including this one but if you're interested in making handmade books I highly recommend the original). I've made a few handmade books before, always using this book as a guide, but this is the first multiple signature book I've made. I originally wanted a chain stitch binding but chickened out in the end.
Moving on, I made this art junk journal because I want a good-sized art journal, without perforated pages, to use for Mike Deakin's Mission: Inspiration projects. I saw his video for the January Mission: Inspiration and I just knew I had to join in, even though usually I'm not much of joiner. I absolutely love the spread he makes in this video, it makes me laugh and lifts my spirits every single time I watch it. If you're interested in joingin in the Mission Inspirations, check out his MI Facebook group.
|Thin Coat of Gesso|
|2 Rubber Stamps|
|Torn Book Text|
|Add 3 Colors|
|White Paint Marks|
|Add Quote, Add Doodles|
|My own Personal Planetarium|
As you may have noticed, I didn't bother really going step-by-step for each little detail I did because I didn't want to bore anyone, but if you want to know what products I used or any certain techniques, feel free to ask in a comment below. :)
Anyway, this is for January's Mission: Inspiration, late as it is, and I'm already started on February's spread, so I hopefully won't fall anymore behind. For in-progress pics as soon as it happens, be sure to follow me on Instagram. Also, please stop by Mike's channel and check out his work, very fun and always inspirational!
Until next time . . .