August 28, 2015

Mixed Media Art Journal Page with Oil Pastel


This week I have another page in my larger size art journal. Lots of layers of mixed media on this one. The face is a quick sketch on book paper which I collaged onto the journal page. I had created that face several weeks ago and it was just laying on the table. It seemed to want to go here.
Lately I have been loving my oil pastels again. There is something so wonderfully satisfying about coloring with them and then rubbing with my fingers to smudge and work them into the page.


Most of the pink above is oil pastel over top of paint, gesso, and whatever else found it's way there!

What's your favorite thing to do in your journal these days?

Linking up with Paint Party FridayArt Journal Every Day, Show Your Face.

Have a creative weekend!

-Laney

38 comments

  1. Just getting started on my Art Journal...so I'm open to so many ideas from all of you. Right now I'm using prismacolor pencils and markers...I just bought a gel pen...so little by little.
    I love your layers..and your sweet face. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I love Prismacolors too Wanda. Thanks for your compliment!

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  2. Lovely face and nice colors. I like it!

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  3. Wonderful journal pages, love all the layers, Valerie

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    1. I love layers, too, Valerie. ;) Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Such a sweet face...wonderful pages!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  5. This is just fabulous, love the soft colours, the way the simple shapes make such a wonderful whole, and the face is so right there.

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    1. Thanks sheila77 for that lovely comment!

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  6. Love the layers and the colors bright and cheery - cool page <3

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  7. Loving that face and those warm, serene colours. I love oil pastels too! I must get mine out and play again with them. xx

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    1. Hi Julie Ann! Thanks for your sweet comment. Hope you enjoy playing with your oil pastels!

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  8. Sweet little face! and lovely free-stylin' paint and colors! Beautiful!

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  9. What a sweet face and lovely journal! I don't keep an art journal, yours looks so fantastic though!

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    1. Thank you Lisa! I find the art journal a great place to play!

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  10. Fabulous page, love the colours and the scribbles.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  11. Love the layers and colour of your journal page.

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  12. Nice, Laney! Oil pastels are still a challenge for me but I love how you have used them in this piece.

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    1. Thanks Jill. It took me a while to figure out what to do with oil pastels. Mostly, I just scribble and smudge!

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  13. I don't draw or paint in a journal everyday. The face in your piece looks cute with her little smile. :-)

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  14. Hi Laney. Thx for stopping by my PPF post. Love your work. Lots of layers. Very creative.:) Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thanks GlorV1 - hope you have a nice week, too!

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  15. I love everything about this!

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  16. gorgeous Laney, I adore your layers, they work so well. Thanks for linking up to Show Your Face and for the shout out too! Kx

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    1. Thanks Kim - and thank you for hosting the link up.

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  17. I like how your face seems to appear out of the luscious background.

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    1. Thanks Irene - what a lovely comment. :)

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