Monday, May 2, 2016

Art Journaling Tribal Elephant Face

Hi Everyone,
Here is an Art Journaling double page spread I created. Its a piece I experimented with as I had this idea in my head for several days.
I really wanted to use an elephant in my art as I used to collect them when I was younger.
I really love how it turned out!!

Although I had this idea in my head for quite a few days, It took me a few tries to get it the way I imagined it. I wanted to create a page with an elephant head on it. I wanted the elephant to look tribal as if it was painted by natives to the land. I also didn't want to use the full two page spread in my art book, so I cut off parts of the page in a curved shape. I haven't created the pages on the back or front of this spread so the background is just white.

I used Brushos to paint the head of the elephant. I sprinkled them on the head and then sprayed water.  Then I sprinkled coarse sea salt and kosher salt on the wet areas to create a textured background for the elephant's skin. This is a salt technique and you can see a video on how to do it right HERE on another art journal tutorial.

I added metal adornments in certain areas to make it look even more tribal. I had to cut some of the pieces in half to make them fit in the middle of my book.

Other texture was done with Finnabair's Rust paste and Tim Holtz distress inks.

Ranger Dyan Reavley's art journal
Prima Finnabair clear Gesso
Prima Finnabair soft matte gel
Prima Finnabair rust paste
Prima Finnabair metallic paints gold rush and patina
Sharpie white acrylic marker
Painters black marker
The Crafters Workshop stencil
Metals: unknown
Coarse sea salt and Kosher salt
Prima Oil pastels
Tim Holtz distress inks: walnut stain and spiced marmalade
Viva decor gold pearl pen

thank you so much for visiting my blog
Have a wonderful day!!


Valerija said...

Wow, this is amazing. You are so talented. Great job!

Davi said...

That is an awesome creation! I love the colors, texture and way you did the metal adornments is different ares!

Pauline said...

This is so beautiful !