I've been playing a little bit more in my art journal lately because I miss the way it freely flows, when I start a page I don't necessarily know what it's going to end up looking like.
This page for instance sat for a very long time semi-finished. The background however was complete, I started by tearing some tissue paper and randomly sticking it down to my page and then covering some of the empty areas with script stamps.
I then used some modeling paste with a stencil that had a similar design to the tissue paper, this close up shows the see-through-ish white modeling paste. The edges of the page were darkened with charcoal, you'll often notice that the edges of elements on my page or the page itself are usually outlined, I like that definition.
The page then sat this way for probably over a year until I was working on a painting and I had some crackle medium left over which I decided to add to this page for yet another layer and even more texture.
Et voila, I've done what the quote says and created from the heart.
© Ammara Cokar 2017
I have been completely MIA for so many months, life has gotten so busy juggling two jobs, family, friends, and I'm currently in the middle of two of my best friend's weddings. I need to not only make the intention to create more but I need to carve out time in my schedule to actually do it.
Here is a piece that I worked on quite some time ago but I never got around to posting. This is a mixed media work that has some bits of Thai newspaper scattred through it, silver foil, a number of acrylic mediums, as well as artificial pearls.
You may recognize the henna/mandala patterns on this canvas which are similar to pieces that I did in the past. I've taken the designs to another level by incorporating techniques that I use in my art journal and bringing them to life on canvas.
My process involves lots and lots of layers which help give the paintings dimension, texture and depth. I will continue to use these techniques on canvas more often because this is a look that I really like.
© Ammara Cokar 2017
Arts & Crafts
I love creating stuff. I also get bored easily. So, on this blog you'll find my experiments with various mediums and techniques along with some of my students' creations from classes that I teach.
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