“Tulip Girl” in my Altered book

Tulip Girl Art Journal - mixed media painting drawing

This is the first page of one of my altered books. The size of the book is about A5 (14.8 × 21 cm). I also have a bigger altered book, about A4 (21 x 29.7 cm) and did some projects in that one as well. But sometimes I’m a little intimidated by the big empty pages, even though the pages aren’t really empty of course

Art Journal Altered book small - mixed media drawing paintingSo last week I went to the thrift store and bought a new old book. I love old children’s books, they often have beautiful covers. This one also has nice thick pages to work on.
And then there comes the moment to tear some pages from the book … and that is so very hard to do
I really, really, really love books and hate tearing them up, but it has to be done otherwise the book gets to thick when working in it, and after the first few pages the tearing gets a little easier. It also helped that the story is about hunters and I don’t really like hunting. There even was a picture of a hunter killing a bear …  That page went first!

So what did I use?

First I’ve put a layer of Golden Absorbent ground on the page and sprayed some different colors Acrylic Ink on it.

Then I drew her with graphite pencil and painted her face with acrylic paint. I did most of the coloring with Neocolor II watersoluble crayons and added some shadow with charcoal pencils. I believe that’s all I’ve used.

I love how she turned out and that the ink is shining thru the neocolors, what was not planned that way but accidental worked out great

If you have any questions or comments, please let me know, love to hear from you!

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