Take a discarded children’s book, or any other book you have or find, and turn it into a working surface to paint, or create a new image on.
As an artist or crafts person, we are often looking for a place to try out different ideas, I first say pages being reconstructed when I saw a junk journal being made. In the video the artist was taking old flyers and other junk mail and repurposing it into a journal, where she then proceeded to embellish it so that it could be used for journaling, art ideas, thoughts, project possibilities… every scrap of paper, cardstock was recycled into a work of “personal” art.
The idea of recycling books no longer wanted or enjoyed as they were, struck me as a good one, especially I had books and magazines everywhere that I could use to jump start my imagination.
I found this product, Sludge by Tri Art on the shelves of the local DeSerres Art Supply shop. Gesso was more expensive, and the colour selections I had with the Sludge offered a challenge that I wanted to take. Where at one time I had a brush or palette knife attached to the end of my arms at all time, it has not been the case for many many years. Now when I enter an Art Supply place.. it is a brand new experience.
In PL, Perfect Liberty, we believe that everyday is a brand new experience. To an artist of life, it presents us with a brand new canvas. It is up to us, to be as creative as we can be, to find happiness, and share that happiness with others.
On their label it says.. “be a sludge head” enjoy the satisfaction of helping the environment You can find out more by visiting their website.. http://www.tri-art.ca
Made in Canada…(Kingston, Ontario)
You might not paint, or be a paper crafter, but I bet you know someone who is. Check it out.
PL Precept # 1 Life is Art
PL Precept # 2 To live is to Express One’s Self
The black is intense!
The green -forest- check the batches, different batches will give a slightly different colour.