I started out this week the way I did last week: with the quote included with the weekly list and art prompts. This was a fun entry to create because I was able to use more of the tissue paper confetti I used for a banner backdrop I created for my wedding reception and another art journal entry. I stamped the quote on a large kraft tag and made up for the lack of space at the very end by writing in the last word.
First up: Not thrilled about this page. There’s too much going on, in my opinion, with the collage and the paint. The prompt for this was Loves of My Life and I chose to include two Instax photos I took recently of Alex and Rintu.
I was in love with this layout until some paint spilled on the page and I tried to fix it. Oh well! I created a repeating background using Kelly Purkey stamps and beige/green ink pad. My list is written around several of the stamps for the prompt: How I changed in the last 10 years.
I had a lot of fun making this page! I used a white crayon to make a design on a sheet of watercolor paper. After I made my design, I used yellow and orange watercolors to reveal the design. The crayon won’t let the paint to stick to the paper on the parts it covers…you need to push really hard on textured paper like watercolor paper in order for this to work! I started with the lightest shade of yellow and let it dry completely before going over it again with yellow and then with orange.
After the page dried, I cut around the different designs and attached them to these pages. My list doesn’t go in a specific order, it just goes around the edges of the different pieces.
After having fun creating the images for the last entry, I decided to create a repeating pattern for this entry. Alex and I planted a bunch of succulents on our patio so a succulent-like design was exactly what I wanted. My list (When I Grow Up) goes around the edges of the page because I wasn’t sure where to put it. I didn’t want to break up the design by putting anything over it, but maybe next time I’ll try painting over the gesso background with some green watercolor and I’ll feel like the design is more like a background than the focal point of the page.
After a few disappointing entries I decided to stick with something simple and went with stamps and a bit of washi tape. I used a set of large alpha stamps from Kelly Purkey to write out SUPERPOWERS and filled in the inside of each letter with a micron pen to give them a little something extra. I wrote my list with my trusty thin sharpie and then went over the stamps with a bit of orange watercolor.
I’m enjoying the process and am allowing myself to not stick with the art prompts if I’m not inspired by them to create my entries.
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