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- Creating contrast by juxtaposing moods
- Combining warm and cool colours to create contrast
- How to use a gelli plate to create faces
- Obscuring journaling with mixed media layers
- How to combine contrasting media
- Masking and resist techniques
- Repurposing small pieces of old artworks
- How to use scale to create contrast
- How to paint intuitively
- How to paint faces in your art journal
- How to work with negative space
How to use scale to create contrast
Hi, friends! It’s Misty here to talk a bit about using size to create contrast and interest in your journals. I’ve got a short video to go over a few basics. I’ll be using a few of my own finished journal spreads to illustrate my points as well.
Look through your previous journals and see if you’ve used size on any pages to emphasize an idea. Is it something you never do? Is size contrast a tool you use regularly? Do you tend toward small size for emphasis or large?
If you haven’t been using size as a tool for contrast, make a page intentionally to use it. Size an item big (maybe even a fold out?) to really underscore the point you are making. Think about using tiny items to emphasize groups of togetherness or one small item to create a feeling of isolation.
Make two backgrounds in your journal with the medium of your choice. Make one using large shapes and one using small shapes. Think about what themes you might develop with those backgrounds in place. Finish off those pages.
Misty is ever-so-slightly obsessed with paint, glue, and paper. Her interests range across a variety of arts and crafts such as contemporary visual art, mixed media, book binding, crochet, and yarn spinning. When she isn’t in her studio slinging paint or gluing things together, she is busy with her family and serving as President of the Board of Directors for Global Women.