My art journal has had a work out this week as well, many of the pages ending up with the Summer of Color colors for this week. Before I start my show and tell I am going to remind everyone about my FIRST GIVEAWAY, that is currently on, to win a copy of the latest Daisy Yellow zine, which you can find out about here. :)
The first page was a bit of an explosion. I was playing with some of my homemade stamps I was making and the page had begun by using up leftover paint, so was a bit of a hodge podge. As I was flicking to another page in my journal I saw this and wondered what on earth I was going to do with it. I then thought of something I had written in my morning pages that morning about “busy-ness” and the way through it all not being always apparent, and I quickly finished the page and left it in all it’s busy glory.
This was another busy background and I was going to push it back a bit looking for some unity and the phrase looking for serenity came to me. I decided on a worn angel for the page and did some journaling in gold pen in the halo around her head.
This is my first entry using the Summer of Color colours for Week 4!! I saw this in my head and I love the quietness of the page, especially after the business of the previous two. How I love graphite lines!
I began with this face, and love how she came out. The message on the page was a whisper from this week. It felt very right on this page.
For the next page I painted a grey background and coloured some modelling paste pink. I pushed it through a stencil and I had all sorts of touchy grungy goodness. I love the journaling peeking though the rain in the background.
And the close up!! :)
For the next page I used the same modelling paste and made a stencil quickly to use. It didn’t come out exactly like what I originally saw in my head, but I love the dimension on the page.
The final page was watercolour on rice paper which I glued into my journal, I then painted around the edges with paint and wrote in graphite up the side.
I love the texture on the page. I also loved playing with paint, in contrast to the collage only rule I have made for myself with my index cards. :)
I hope you all have a most fabulous week!