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Today I am sharing some pages from December 2017 and January 2018. You'll see that I do quite often take my art journal with me when I travel. I prep the pages before I leave town and then I just bring a few art supplies to add things in along the way. I also can always immediately tell the December/January pages in my art journal because they feature a ton of hand carved stamps. My journal is always on my desk and so it reflects whatever I'm working on at the moment -- that particular color palette, those particular art supplies. Because of #CarveDecember, my December/January pages are loaded with hand carved stamps! This first page features some multi-colored prints I did:
I printed the cacti onto book pages:
Lettering really does not have to be fancy or neat to be awesome. And note that the "merry and bright" lettering above was done using just a red marker, black pen, and white marker -- supplies that are easy to travel with!
I love to use a white pen in my art journal. I think it's a great change from always having to keep backgrounds light and use a black pen.