If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, there is a short introduction here. All of the previous posts can be found archived here. There is a flickr group for sharing right here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day! No need to finish anything or even like it. If you've done some art journaling this week and you've blogged about it, or put it on flickr, please leave a link in the linky list at the end of this post. Thanks!
This art journal page all started with a cold. A cold that led me to using an entire box of tissues thanks to a nose that seemed to have a never ending need to sneeze. But that's okay because I really wanted to play with the pattern on that empty box!
The magenta color was a total O.O.P.S., an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly. In the video, you see that a bit of overspray led me to making a big splot on purpose. I grabbed a brush and spread that glorious purple color all over the scrap of tissue box.
I ended up covering up most of the stenciled pattern, but this is mixed media and that means layers. I just added that pattern back on top with white paint and outlined it with the spray ink and a brush. Why did I choose the vintage flash card and the butterflies from JudiKins? No deep reason. That was what popped into my head so that's what I did.
I wrapped up my play time with a touch of scribble journaling with an office store pen then a hint of white around the butterflies from a Stabilo pencil. The play wont' be ending here for me...I have more pieces of that box including that bonus treasure I found under the flap!
Here is this week's linky list:
Carolyn Dube is a self taught mixed media art adventurer and educator who has found freedom through play. She explores the colors of the rainbow, avoids rules whenever possible, and lets the little kid inside her free as she shares her colorful journey. She is a StencilGirl designer and has DVD’s with Cloth Paper Scissors/ArtistNetworkTV. She teaches workshops online and in person. Carolyn has been published in Cloth Paper Scissors, Somerset Studios, Green Craft, Cloth Paper Scissors Studios, Somerset Apprentice and Pages magazine.