Friday, July 18, 2008

LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE HANDS.....

This most recent journal prompt was to create a journal page using our hands as the subject. Or, any one's hands actually! I had no idea how much fun this would be! I colored the background of the page using an almost dried out stamp pad. That was quick and easy. Then, using my brayer, I smeared antique white acrylic paint all over my hands, one at a time of course. Then I made hand prints on the page. After the paint was dry, I placed my hands over the paint areas and drew around them with a pencil. Using my Micron pen I outlined my hands and also the painted areas created with the acrylic. At the same time I made designs in all of the unpainted areas. Suddenly my hands looked like oceans and continents. How cool is that? Then, using basic colored pencils I colored in the designs. For additional interest, I used a Krylon bronze leaf pen in selected areas and glued a red rhinestone on one of the finger rings. I finished by smearing purple and blue acrylic paints around with my fingers to outline the hands. Go do this! It is really fun!

8 comments:

Ricë said...

wow! this is FABULOUS! just really excellent work--i love it!

Jennifer said...

Love it!

judemowris said...

Thanks Jennifer! And thank YOU Rice for the prompt! I am anxious to see what our next task will be. Your prompts are making my journal just wonderful!
(hey)Jude

KathyB said...

Judy, This is FABULOUS !!! Shades of early Peter Max. Remember him from the 60's ? I wonder if any of your bloggers see this too ( or am I off track here ? ) However, it is definitely your own. ... and beautiful !!! LOVE IT !!!

judemowris said...

Ahh yes! Peter Max! There was a man who knew how to use color. This was so much fun to do..it seemed to just get a life of its own and I couldn't get the lines and colors done quickly enough. I was afraid I would forget where it was going! So glad you liked it! The other commentors (in answer to your question) are from the art journal yahoo group I belong to.

Wabbit said...

Very cool! Love what you did with this, Jude.

Wabbit said...

I wish I'd read all the comments before I left my comment. Yes, I found that my hands also just could not get done fast enough. Seriously, from start of tracing my hand to finishing the blog post was less than half an hour! Marilyn

ABG said...

I can't wait to try that!
thanks
Alicia