Dorlene’s Mixed Media Art Journal pages
Dorlene’s techniques remind us that it is just fine to keep working a piece when it doesn’t quite meet your expectations. She started with the background design, which at first seemed too intense for the delicate flowers. She kept adding color and elements until she felt good about it. She then proceeded to color the leaves and stems, keeping the flowers white. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t coming together!
Luckily, since this page is made with a digital image stamp, Dorlene printed a new floral image in a larger size. Yes, this is one of the advantages of working with digi stamps – you can resize!
Dorlene trimmed and pasted the larger flower version over the original, with a slight offset. After adding some color to the new floral image, a few pencil scratches here and there, and a little white pen work, she was finally pleased!
We just love the outcome of Dorlene’s mixed media pieces. We also enjoy hearing about her process, and reminding ourselves that these pieces don’t just happen with the first try.
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A variety of sprays
Black archival ink
Old dictionary page scraps
Chris’ Copics Tips