So, we survived the storm and only had to fare without power for two days. It was actually kind of nice not being able to turn the computer on… I painted, journaled, caught up on my reading, and spent time with the family. I even had just enough light to take some photos to show you another art journal page evolution.
This one was being stubborn on me, I couldn’t figure out which direction to take it, until my daughter stepped in…
It started out as the key card painted background I did for one of the background technique examples. I put a wash of white over it, but still wasn’t happy.
So I scraped the page with black paint.
Then added in some red and yellow.
But I wasn’t liking that either, so I layered on more black and added in some cream along the top.
I decided I missed the yellow, so I scraped some more on top and also stenciled in some circles.
I wasn’t liking all the cream anymore, so I layered more black over it.
Time for some bright color! I painted bright blue stones on the left and scraped some more blue on the right.
I still had no clue where this page was going. But my daughter kept throwing a chunk of dried orange paint around, and when it landed on my journal page, I decided the orange looked kinda nice. So, I splattered some bright orange on the page.
I wanted the orange to stand out more, so I scraped more black over the other elements on the page. I then doodled a flower with white paint over the big orange splatter, and decided the quote “What is meant to be, will always find a way” would fit the page perfectly. I painted the lettering in white, but decided it was too bright and “in your face”. So, I put a wash of blue over the white lettering. I then used a black pen to outline the letters, and there it was… finally a finished page!
Sorry I missed a few steps with the photographs near the end! When things start going your way, and you get excited, you are so focused on the art you can’t think of anything else. But I hope by seeing my process, you understand how you can just keep moving and layering over areas you don’t like in order to transform it into something you’re happy with. I wouldn’t say this is one of my favorite pages, but I’m happy with the way it turned out.
PS Want to see more of my art journal pages? Be sure to LIKE my facebook page, I often give sneak peeks of what I’m working on. :)
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