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AEDM Day One: Cork Printing

November 1, 2011

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Today is the first day of Art Every Day Month! I am going to post a little something that I’ve worked on each day this month. Even if it’s just a little snapshot. I am still on vacation today, so I have plenty of time to play around in my journal. I had a couple of ideas when I started today. I wanted to use Halloween colors and I wanted to try stamping with a found object: a cork. Here is a little step by step of my page.

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I started with a semi-blank page. At some point, I had smeared left over purple paint on this page just to use it up.

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Next comes the gesso! It’s not totally necessary with this journal, but I like to start with gesso because it’s an easy way to get your bush moving. And once your brush is moving you don’t want to stop!

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Book lovers, avert your eyes! This is a page from a typing manual from 1921! I love to read, but I’m not afraid to tear up an old book.

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And here’s where things start to get ugly! I scraped some paint around with a plastic card. It looked terrible when I was done. How do we fix ugly pages?

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More paint! More gesso! It’s still pretty ugly, though. I put one more layer of orange paint.

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At this point, I was tired of trying to get it to look pretty. I decided to move on to trying out that cork.

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The end result. Rather than take this page any further, I’ve decided to end it here. The most important thing about an art journal is that it is a place to experiment. Yes, I am disappointed that I do not have a fabulous piece of art to show you today, but I did enjoy making it!

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