Today we have three of us posting our methods for conquering the blankness of an empty page. I'm one of those people who likes to be intentional in my art, but often times I struggle to think of where to begin. One of the things I do is keep an arsenal of techniques in my mind so that I can always have one or two ways to begin. My absolute favorite technique includes masking tape and the least expensive ink pads you can find. That's how I started this piece.
STEP 1: I picked my paper.
I like to use paper that can take a lot of supplies and experimentation.
STEP 2: Gather masking tape.
Steps 3 - 5: tape down the page to create a straight edge, rip pieces of tape and place randomly around the page.
Steps 6 - 8: Rub two or three ink pads across the surface to saturate the page with color.
Steps 9 and 10: peel the bits of tape to reveal the lighter color patterns
As an added bonus and to prep another blank page, I like to take the bits of tape and lay them down on a blank page in my art journal. This conquers the blank page and helps me have a start the next time I'm experiencing a creative lull.
Later I use this same page to clean off my brushes from the paints and inks I use to complete the page.
Here's how the page progresses: CLICK THE FIRST IMAGE THEN SCROLL THROUGH TO SEE THE STEPS (descriptions are at the bottom of each image).
The finished piece -- I'm calling it Frantic Poppy Sunrise...
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I'm Kiala, a student of life first and foremost. And I'm also a published poet, book binder, fountain pen collector, Life Alchemist & Intuitive Soul Guide. I make things, paint things, and write things. I love teaching & empowering women to live with intention. Please, grab a cup of your favorite warm drink, a fountain pen, and your favorite journal. Let's connect!
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