The junk journal project - leaflet painting over by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

The junk journal project – leaflet painting over

YOU have to silence your mind in order to listen to your intuition.   As I told you before, I love the freedom a junk journal offers: you don’t have to worry about ruining the paper or the journal, because this is a . . .junk journal! The junk journal project was born just because …

The junk journal project: diving intuition art journal page by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

The junk journal project – diving intuition mixed media portrait

*****The junk journal is a dear project of mine I’ve wrote about here. Some people are afraid to draw faces. I can see that and perfectly understand it because as weird at this may seem, I am myself ‘afraid’ that if I try abstract/intuitive paintings will not come as beautiful as I want them to …

Looking over my shoulder - Mixed media portrait by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Looking over my shoulder Mixed media face

Similar to this one and this one over here, these paintings have become a beautiful way to express my creativity in my art journals. Creating a charcoal sketch and them developing from there with a mix between white gesso and acrylics is a wonderful way to bring to life new faces in my journal. Similar …

Whimsical face on loose Mixed Media Paper by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Whimsical face on loose Mixed Media paper

Painting on loose paper is preferred by many artists because it gives you the freedom to manipulate the paper in a much easier way than you have the chance to do with a journal page. I started this face after an exercise Pam Carriker published in her book, Mixed Media Portraits. I didn’t follow precisely …

Watercolor Portrait inspired by Pam Carriker's book - by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Watercolor portrait – Pam Carriker inspired

I wrote about Pam Carriker’s book here and also posted a video on YouTube about her book. Here is a face inspired by a drawing exercise I found in Pam Carriker’s book. I instantly felt I need to draw and paint something similar. Am scris despre cartea Pamelei Carriker aici si am postat si un video pe YouTube despre cartea …