Draw Them. . .The Journal 52 Project

When color leads the way, the soul cannot protest.  This thought kept playing through my mind as I made my cover for the journal 52 project.  An artist friend of mine told me about the project and encouraged me to take part.  More information here (you can join at any time):  Journal52 is a FREE yearlong art journaling workshop to keep you inspired and creating all of 2014! To learn more details, visit Journal52.com.

 

Yesterday I began working on the cover.  My original idea was to add patina to the aluminum foil via liver of silver, but I had overlooked one minor detail:  Aluminum foil has no other metals for the liver of sulphur to react with.  So. . .I scrapped that idea after stinking my house up good with the liver of sulphur.  Time for Plan B.  I decided to paint the foil with acrylics, then use alcohol and distress inks, paint pens and embellishments to create a fantasy land.

Acrylic, alcohol ink, paint pens and embellishments on embossed aluminum foil.

© 2014 Paulissa Kipp

Acrylic, alcohol ink, paint pens and embellishments on embossed aluminum foil.

© 2014 Paulissa Kipp

Acrylic, alcohol ink, paint pens and embellishments on embossed aluminum foil.

© 2014 Paulissa Kipp

Acrylic, alcohol ink, paint pens and embellishments on embossed aluminum foil.

© 2014 Paulissa Kipp

Acrylic, alcohol ink, paint pens and embellishments on embossed aluminum foil.

@2014 Paulissa Kipp

Acrylic, alcohol ink, paint pens and embellishments on embossed aluminum foil.

@2014 Paulissa Kipp

Acrylic, alcohol ink, paint pens and embellishments on embossed aluminum foil.

@2014 Paulissa Kipp

Acrylic, alcohol ink, paint pens and embellishments on embossed aluminum foil.

@2014 Paulissa Kipp

Acrylic, alcohol ink, paint pens and embellishments on embossed aluminum foil.

@2014 Paulissa Kipp

Acrylic, alcohol ink, paint pens and embellishments on embossed aluminum foil.

@2014 Paulissa Kipp

Acrylic, alcohol ink, paint pens and embellishments on embossed aluminum foil.

@2014 Paulissa Kipp

The creative process allows us to be our authentic selves – raw, unedited and magnificent.  There are no mistakes, you can’t do this wrong.  Everything that emerges onto the page is meant to be.  The process allows for personal growth, self-compassion and self-care.  So each creation is more than just a simple drawing, painting, poem or song.  You are giving birth to yourself.  DRAW THEM. . .

About Paulissaisms

What Kind of Artist Am I? I am an Empress of Creative Energy, releasing truth and beauty into the universe, singed by the fires of Edana and Callayosa. The art I heal with involves color, lines and questions. Questions for which there is no right or wrong answer, only the one thàt moves the spirit and soul of those answering. I bring awareness to the need for social change with line, color, motion, words, camera lens and through strength of spirit and a voice that will not be silenced. I am a Rebel of Intention Presence & Liberator of the Light Filled Shadow ™ : Activist, Advocate, Mixed Media Artist, Author, Mental Health 1st Responder, Peer Support Specialist, Photographer, Truthteller, Whole Health Action Management and Wellness Recovery Action Plan facilitator.

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