Monday, January 2, 2012

Digi or 'real'?

I recently did the page below in a small journal that I have.(you can see the edges of the book in the untrimmed image) The quote is by Stuart C Hackett and I found it in Lee Strobel's book 'A Case For Creator' Now I had a very definate idea of what I wanted to achieve, and yet, although not displeased, I feel it could have been so much better. I used oil pastels and stamping and added the little tags on the side to feature the quote in it's original latin.

I kept it simple and focussed on purpose, but I'm sure I will be doing that one again digitally in the near future. For me digital just has so many more possiblilties.

Here is another quote I did....there is a page in the book for it, but I was so unhappy with it, that I recreated it digitally so I can stick this version over the comparative insipid one in the book. It simply did not create enough drama on paper. See - ?

Of course I could have kept going untill I achieved the desired effect, but instead I opened up my digi paint programme Artrage (if you have not tried it, do yourself a favour and download the trial!) and painted a background to my liking. I then move the file over (layers intact!) to Photoshop where I added the text, brushes, overlay etc. All of this can be done in Artrage, but I like to do certain things in one programme and certain things in the other. Kinda like digi hybrid  ROFLOL

aaahhh much better.

I have a feeling this journal will have a lot of quotes in it. I'm going to have to pay attention that I don't make it too quote heavy! For some reason quotes (and song lyrics) spark inspiration for journalling in me, like nothing else does. After all, I have a box full of ATC's and journal prompts begging for attention too ;-)

ps I noticed, when I went to get the link, that Artrage has a GOOD sale on right now!