A few weeks before Christmas, I was hunting at my local thrift store and found a couple of books of Manga comics. Each book has a bunch of different comics in it - like a serial. I had no idea such a thing existed but I snapped them up and added them to my art journaling stash as soon as I got home.
I thought they would be an interesting element to collage into my journals besides my beloved book paper. Here are a couple of my Manga-inspired pages.
This page started with the orange background. I had sprayed the page with Dylusions Squeezed Orange Ink spray and then spritzed it with Studio Calico Shine to get the color to blend. I collaged this image right over the top and that's how it sat for a long time - a picture on an orange background. And then, I had one of those days. So, I added a few letter stickers and some black india ink drips for good measure.
Here's a closeup of the picture. Haven't we all had days when we feel like that?
And here's my second page.
This page is exactly how I planned to use the Manga comics. It's in there. It adds interest but it isn't taking over the page - it's just a layer.
Here's a closeup.
And as an added bonus, these books are so much fun to flip through. I brought them to Art Journal Night at a friend's house and spent most of my time flipping through pages and laughing. Good times, my friends, good times.
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