*This is a guest blog post by Carolyn Dube.
The minute I saw the owl in a National Geographic magazine, I knew I wanted to art journal with it. But how would I use it? Cut it up. That didn’t feel right. Paint over it? That didn’t feel right either. So I let it wait until the idea meant for it came along.
The idea showed up while I was looking through Kimberly Santiago’s Mixed Media Handbook. She used a vintage magazine illustration with a bleach pen. I didn’t have a vintage magazine but I did have that National Geographic so I gave it a try.
Here’s the owl just after I finished the bleaching. For some reason, I was feeling rather fussy about the moon. I kept making little changes here and there and, in the end, most of my fussing was completely obliterated in the following step.
Carolyn Dube is an art adventurer and educator. Get in touch with the creativity inside yourself as she inspires with entertaining tutorials that invite you to play and laugh along side her. Join Carolyn on her blog, A Colorful Journey, on Facebook, and at Google+. Her stencils are available at StencilGirl Products.
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