But paper & paint and my art journal still call to me. In fact I am thinking of challenging myself with a daily art activity like I do in the summer when I participate in the ICAD challenge at Daisy Yellow Art. I know how good it is for me to do a small creative thing every day so I might try to conjure that up again soon, on my own. You can get a good sense of HOW MUCH creativity gets conjures up by looking at my ICAD diary here. ICAD = index card a day!
Anyway, onto my 2 latest art journal spreads, done in late November and early December.
I started this spread by using the leftover glaze from my table stamping as a part of the background.
You can see the bronze glaze shining through the bright spay inks I applied on top -
A bit of doodling . . . working in my art journal made the waiting a lot more palatable!
I love working with those inks. I have a variety of them and also use a blender called ink potion #9 to help the inks to move easily across the page.
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For the next spread I just felt like doing something different, so I pulled out various papers from my collage paper bin and glued them down, knowing I would do something more to them later . . . . I just felt like I wanted a base of collage and paper instead of ink or paint like my past few spreads had been. Do you know what I mean? So my journal looked like this to start and it sat like that (below) for a week or two until I went to add something to it.
At that point, I decided to paint a light coat of gesso over the papers.
Then, I got out some stencils I had not tried yet from Stencil Girl.
Frieda introduced me to them and I love them!
Below are 4 different stencils I tried.
I also incorporated some new metallic aquasticks - watercolor but metallic.
And I added a favorite quote I got from a friend on blipfoto, Gitama.
The finished spread
I also made an animoto video about this journal spread.
If you would enjoy seeing more of the step-by-step photos I took while doing the spread, put together nicely with music for more inspiration - please visit this link. Thanks!!