Custom elements are all of those aspects of an art piece that make it your own.
By adding a unique feature to your art work you are essentially creating something as individual as yourself. These elements can be as simple as a cluster of your favorite marks or as elaborate as a sketched form.
An art journal page doesn't always have to be busy and elaborate to be beautiful or to tell your story. I like to create layouts that are are built on backgrounds of color and marks. These stenciled bands of color often culminate in a final layer of stacked elements. Papers and collage bits are quick ways to achieve this puzzled look. One of my favorite elements to add when I am creating this way is staggered and stamped images. The video below shows how to create the stamped and staggered feathered image above, as well a quick step out process for how I create this journal page. Enjoy!
Making Your Mark (Doodles & Mark Making)
Art Challenge: Make a Custom Element
Journal Prompt: "Ride the energy of your own unique spirit." - Gabrielle Roth
THE STEP OUT
Each artist is a special individual- from their personalities to their techniques to their styles. I am learning to embrace who I am as an artist. I don't have to be famous to claim that title. I just have to be okay with who I am and what I create. I just have to be unique- and own it.
SUPPLIES USED TO CREATE THIS ART JOURNAL PAGE