My project is pages from my art journal, something I have got into lately, as I said, encouraged by the lovely Suzy, who is much cleverer at it than me. These pages are my favourites so far. They use a technique I picked up from UKS when doing a scraplift challenge - thanks to UKS Alipeeps for the original LO. I wanted to use a favourite quote about flowers from Wordsworth.
The pages (and the dining room table) were painted various shades of green using the usual layers of gesso and acrylic paint. I then used various masks, especially my favourite dots one, with picket fence distress strain to finish the background.
The flowers were painted using the card left over after cutting out with my Tim Holtz tattered florals die. The skeleton makes a terrific stencil. The flowers were painted with acrylic paint through the stencil.
I then doodled around the edges of all the flowers, experimenting with various styles as you can see in the close up below.
I drew round the edges but also in the middle of the flowers - it took along time and I kept going back and adding bits but I was pleased with the end effects.
I find the whole art journalling thing very therapeutic! I seem to be able to lose myself for a while which is good because work is quite stressful at the moment. Doodling is great!
Well, thanks for visiting my blog - off you hop to Sue now! You can find her at Me and Mine