Poetry is like a bird…

Today I got an accidental inspiration from paper collaging to nature theme. And what can better express this then Yevgeny Yevtushenko’s words: poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers. I would go further and I would say art journaling should be like a bird and just let it fly free, let your words and images fill the pages with no limitation.

And what was accidental if you stay I’ll show it to you. I was beginning with paper collage from some small papers laying around my table. Like that:

There were only a few pieces and actually I used this paper as a palette paper, so I had quiet a thick layer of paint on it. The rest of the paper seemed too white for me so I smeared some Lindy’s stamp gang flat shots on it, really messy among all those pieces.

Looked more interesting but then I wanted to lift my collage pieces back to the top, so I used pan pastel to add some shades to them.

Oops now it seemed to harsh, you know a mixture of popping colors with shades and different tints, but no thank you, that’s not what I wanted, so I took some gesso and I white-washed the whole thing (by the way like that I sealed my pan pastel as well).

And then it struck me, there do you see what I see? I didn’t meant to, but my random collage gave my image.

That’s my birdie, my poetry, my unlimited imagination that sees in a piece of paper a nature form,  a bird flying with open wings. I added some silk acrylics to the bird and some feathers around it. I colored the bottom pieces to brown, and added garden greens cut with Sizzix dies from a former gelli print.

I am sharing my spread with Journal 52 and with Craft Hoarders challenge #10.

About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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14 Responses to Poetry is like a bird…

  1. smithgfb says:

    This is quite amazing! I love it. Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  2. Lovely. I enjoyed seeing how you went about creating your page.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon 🙂

  3. lostcoastscrapper1 says:

    Very unique! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  4. kathycnc says:

    It’s wonderful! I love that it started out as a palette! Such a great sense of motion and freedom. I love it Thanks for getting messy with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 10!

  5. What a fun journal page. I loved seeing your technique. Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  6. D Idlet says:

    Nice mixed media project. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  7. pollyspaper says:

    What a great take on the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us for the Craft Hoarders Anonymous and Stencil Girl Blog Hop!

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