Prompt60 #24: Geographic References


The prompt for today is only tangentially related to this page. The prompt is to use the name of a STATE, PROVINCE, REGION, ZONE or CITY as a predominant component of an art journal page.

I started my page spread with a Texas postcard that I found in a gift shop. I love the lettering and want to keep this ephemera as doodle inspiration in my journal. 

You could write the name in bold letters, taking over most of the page, or use a geographical location to drive the theme or mood of your page. 

The ingredients for these pages include inked and painted papers, washi tape, gelly roll, stitched papers, gelatin printed papers, a postcard, regular and colored pencils, gouache, number stamps, japanese paper, found text.

This page was a fun one to create, but it was a little rocky. Granted, I love the postcard, but the colors are not ones that I typically use in my art! The generic blue and olive green, hmmm. 

So I decided not to go with those colors and just make it rainbow, as so many of my pages tend to be. The video shows you the rest of the story. There are layers that are covered or otherwise changed because I no longer wanted them to be visible. I change my mind, or take different paths, as I go.

The  Greetings from Texas page took about 20 minutes elapsed time to create, so a pretty quick page! I opted to staple in the postcard, but it could have just as easily been used as a tip-in to these pages.