Day 19: Skateboard Challenge. I decided to challenge myself to use a subject that was not one I’m drawn to along with a color (yellow) that isn’t my favorite. I wanted to do a spread using an image cut into strips and nothing I already had seemed to lend itself to that treatment.
A friend suggested a black and white picture. I remembered this magazine that I’d picked up at the gym (and was passing along to a friend who does collage projects where she works). It is called The Skateboard Mag and you can check out their website here.
This is the cover shot of a skateboarder doing…well, I have no idea what he’s doing. But it looks dangerous.
I painted the pages with gesso first, than scribbled on some yellow water-soluble crayon and brushed that around with water.
Cutting the picture into strips was simple but I decided to number them on the back because I was doing the layout at work on my lunch break. When I got home I added yellow Sharpie scribbles, white and black ink circles and other doodles and splatters of white, black and yellow with watercolor paint.
Some yellow-grid washi tape and ink pad smears were the finishing touches. I admit, it isn’t my favorite page but I’m pleased with the results.
Last year, this was my project for Day 19: Wrap Bracelet.
The year before that, I made this: Vegetables and Dip (includes a recipe!)
I’ll be back tomorrow for Day 20. Thanks for coming over to my blog!