Sunday, November 10, 2013

From my sketchbook ~ the moon and the stars ~ and a tutorial!

Moon and the stars
Moon and the Stars ~ from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
I was inspired by this month's Sketchbook Challenge theme of Moon & Stars, to create this page.
Moon and the stars
 detail of Moon and the Stars ~ from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
And here's how I created the page:
cut up squares of collage paper
collage them, mosaic style, on your page
(I glued two of my sketchbook pages together, to make it a heavier weight paper)
Use matte medium or Mixed Media Adhesive to glue them down
make sure they well adhered and flat
OOPS!!
cover the page and let it dry completely
draw your image in pencil first
Use a sharpie to create a heavy outline


outline the whole drawing and erase the pencil
Use diluted gesso and paint the areas you want to cover
Daniel Smith Gesso, of course.


I left the tree unpainted.


paint in the shapes
paint the moon shiny gold!
in progress

I diluted the paint with water, to make sure you could see the collage underneath
in progress
in progress
in progress
letter stamps

Moon and the stars
 detail of Moon and the Stars ~ from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
Moon and the stars
 detail of Moon and the Stars ~ from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio

Moon and the stars
 detail of Moon and the Stars ~ from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio

Moon and the stars
 detail of Moon and the Stars ~ from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
Moon and the stars
 detail of Moon and the Stars ~ from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
Moon and the stars
 detail of Moon and the Stars ~ from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

21 comments:

  1. LOVE seeing the creative process....How's that gesso brand?

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    1. Daniel Smith Gesso is very nice! creamy and smooth!

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  2. This I like. This I think I can handle.

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  3. Jane, thank you for sharing your process! I am enjoying Sketchbook Challenge and I love this theme! I hope to try a collage using your lead.

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  4. Jane, thanks for the tutorial. Always look forward to seeing your process.

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  5. Thank you...this will be a fun, fun day of art play!

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  6. Thanks for showing the step by step creation. Lovely piece.

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  7. Lovely. And very quilt-like.

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  8. Love this - and think I am going to give this a try. I'm not a gifted drawler, but maybe could do this.. Laughed at the "oops" moment - even pros spill stuff, apparently!
    Thanks for sharing the process - generous!

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  9. This is a wonder and beautiful page!
    How sweet!
    I like your step by step pics!

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  10. What a fun idea! Love it. :D

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  11. Love seeing the process! looking forward to trying it and the Daniel Smith products too.

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  12. Thank you for such a GREAT tutorial!! I so appreciated the step-by-step photos and showing us all the products you used. Because of your detail and thoroughness, I believe it will be much easier to follow your guidance in creating my own journal page.

    LOVE it! Simply LOVE it!!

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing this! Very inspiring!

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  14. Fabulous page and thanks for showing the steps to making it! Chris

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  15. wow-great seeing the progress!
    xo
    lynn

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  16. I really appreciate a well-done tutorial such as this. Thank you! Your steps all make sense and are quite adaptable to the imagery of our choice. I love it!

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  17. This is awesome love to see loads more of your work

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  18. Thanks for that Jane...I'll be using that technique very soon.

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