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It has been a while since I've shared an art journal page-in-progress. So, today I thought I'd share a few photos of how one of my junque journal pages transforms into a journal page for me to use. I hope you find it useful and inspiring!
I usually work on the "backgrounds" a few pages ahead in my journal. That way when I don't have time to do any decorative work, I can just do my daily journaling and move on. If I don't work ahead, then time becomes a barrier to journaling. And, personally, I need the daily brain dump!
Here is what this page looked like:
The very nature of the junque journal is that sometimes there is more to respond to and sometimes there is less, but there is almost never a blank white page. I love that. On this particular day -- and I do think your impulses change from day-to-day -- I decided that the stenciled flower was the most interesting thing on the page to me. I grabbed that same stencil and built out the grouping.
I finished the black painting, added lots of white dots, filled in some of the open areas of stenciling, and shadowed the text.
Personally, I never would have gone spelunking for this stencil if it hadn't already been on the page. One of the things I love about my junque journal is that it pushes me to use supplies I might have forgotten about, try compositions that aren't natural to me, and generally pushes me out of my comfort zone!
If you'd like to learn more about my process of working in my junque journal, you can sign up for my online class on the topic. Hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!