Lifebook: feather frenzy

Hi there!

I have always loved the bright colors of Dylusions sprays.  But to be honest, to work them has always been a challenge for me. They can be really overwhelming, and for me, I never could pull it off Dyan style. I have this thing, when I buy a color-product, it is almost always the start of a collection.  I want ALL the colors. Same story for the Dylusions sprays, I think at this moment I only miss the ground coffee one.  But to use them…  I really DON’T like that they can seep through your paper, or come through the binding of a journal.  I know, I know, I shouldn’t fret because it is all about the experiment, and you can always work that color in your new project…  But still, I can’t help but being super conscious about the seepage.

Enter Tamara Laporte. I saw one of her youtube video’s where she talked about her favorite journals.  She flipped throught them and showed us the most wonderful pages… Made with Dylusions!!!!!  I could hardly contain myself.  How did she do that, without seepage, fearless and with such beautiful harmony between the rich color and the opacity of acrylics?  I was thus really thrilled to see the lesson with this feather!

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Like all things   rich, it is best to act in moderation with the Dylusions.  Tamara mixes them with water, and adds acrylics.  I found drawing the feather challenging.  There is something weird going on in my brain when I have to copy something on both sides of one line.  I know there is a book out there that has something to do with drawing and the left or right side of the brain.  But I haven’t read it.  Seems that this weird thing in my head is really a thing, not just in my head 😀

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I took the Lifebook lessons with Dylusions to my smaller journals, to try some things out.

Do you know what I meant earlier?  Ever had that same sensation you couldn’t really get your brain in line with what your creative soul wants to create?  I would love to hear from you 😀

See you soon!

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6 thoughts on “Lifebook: feather frenzy

  1. I love how your feather turned out! That vibrant pink as the backdrop for the black line drawing is perfect.

    I only recently tried Dylusions ink sprays in my journal (for my Statue of Liberty page if you remember that one) and I didn’t have any bleeding through or seeping I am happy to report.

    I don’t think I get left and right side conflict when I’m creating but I do definitely get too stuck in my own head at times which then leads to me being far too self-critical.

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