To keep us on track with our altered books, I'd thought I'd create a summery of what we have begun thus-far for our altered book pages! (remember, each 2-page spread can/should include visual journaling techniques AND be focused around a theme that you are developing for your book.
We started off the semester by collaging different materials and textured papers and then drawing or painting on top in the style of your theme.
For this 2 page spread, you need to include a quote, stick with your theme and add some mixed media layers with visual journaling techniques.
For this 2 page spread, you need to include your take on a famous artist painting or masterwork. Try to ensure that it goes with your theme of your overall book.
For this 2-page spread, you will continue to stick with your theme, but include some sort of pocket (and something to put inside the pocket!). Also, include visual journaling techniques.
Spread #5: add a boarder & visual journal layering techniques
Create a two page spread that goes with your overall theme, but this time, include a photo transfer that matches the overall theme of the book. Also include some layering visual journaling techniques.
Today we will be working on taking photographs of your artwork and uploading these to your blog. Remember, having a completed blog will count as 2 project grades at the end of the semester, so don't fall behind!!
For those of you who are new, or were out the last day we worked on the weebly blogs, you may want to check out my previous post here . It includes the list of what we previously needed to upload, some tips on taking photographs, as well as a short video on how to upload images to your website. If you need instructions on how to create your blog, download the file at the top of this post.
For today, you will need to take photographs of all your completed projects, sketchbooks, and completed altered books. For a complete list, see below:
On the "my art" page, you should have the following:
On the "sketchbook' page, you should have the following:
Each of your Altered Book Assignmebnts will need to include visual journaling techniques. This is a way to include mulitple LAYERS in every Altered Book artwork you create. Today, we will review how to use Visual Journaling techniques in a fun, easy way.
To make your visual journal successful, you will have to do the following:
For the second best continuous line contour drawing you have some options.
Option #1: Scribble!!
Adding MANY more continuous line overlapping areas to add values and movement. For some examples of this style, check out these artworks by the artist, Vince Low. He has created artwork that some people call: Scribble Portraits.
Option #2: Background Options
Carefully trace over your continuous line with sharpie just like the first portrait, but now add something in the background to make the white and black portrait stand out. Below are examples of students who have used newspaper in the background. But you could use any of the example backgrounds below:
Magazine Collage Options:
Focus on Words or Text: Fill the background will various colors of text from magazines. Be sure to unify it by the way you lay them out or the size of the words/letters you use.
Magazine Collage + Gesso + Watercolor = unified magic!
Take your magazine collage a step further by putting a layer of Gesso overtop. This will be translucent and have enough of a tooth that you can do a watercolor wash overtop to unify your color scheme.
Create a 3D textured effect with design or pattern using colored paper strips and paper quilling techniques in the background.
Do you have another technique you'd like to try out!? Discuss it with Mrs. Denison to see if it can be the option you go with!