Thursday, 27 October 2011

sometimes we hide things


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It’s not often, but when I get extremely angry I need to take it out on something, vent my frustrations.  Art journalling have saved my sanity on those occasions.  I can get down all the screaming thoughts and then, as I did on this page, cover them up.  
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I opened my journal found a double page that already had a coat of gesso on it, and set about writing across it.  Seems I had a lot to say as I then turned t round and ranted back over the first layer! Eek.  I wanted some of that writing to show through on the final page so I used light layers of acrylic paint and simple shapes over it, and added dots with my favourite stencil.  I quite like the end result and I know how much better I felt for getting it all off my chest.
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10 comments:

vixen said...

Love your page, I do my venting in my journal too not that I've used it in a while, don't cover it though as I feel I just end up repeating myself I just need it out there so I can move on and my journal is what keeps it hidden lol

Pam said...

glad that art venting makes you feel better

Emy said...

Gorgeous page.xx

Suzy said...

Such a great idea. Im so going to give that a go

Sue said...

Great Idea! I clean the cooker but I DO like this idea too

Claireliz said...

Fantastic page, love it. Glad you feel better for venting.
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roxy said...

beautiful and very interesting as i had never heard of the gel before, off to find some, so i can try this. Thanks.

Ali said...

Amazing page! UKS aliscrapper

pat-catherine said...

Very colourful. Think that i will have a go
Uks".......... Pat-Catherine

Shirley said...

A really great way to vent and keep to yourself at the same time. :-)