I have done quite a bit of art journaling in 2018 and this is mostly aided by a word prompt challenge a small group of my craft pals have been setting each week. We made the pact in May at a craft retreat and I am pleased to say I have done at least one page each week since then. A recent prompt was ‘travel’ and here is the page I produced (I worked in my Gelli print journal).
Wasn’t really sure where this page was heading but the panda worked out well in the end and I spotted some bird like shapes in the background which developed on the page sat in their little nests. Mainly used acrylic paints, but the added oil pastels and used stabilo all pencils in black/white.
Inked up a never been used stamp for these coins and then created my own little bodies by sketching and using washi tape for the dress. Used some neon pink smudges which has to be one of my favourite colours and dribbled some acrylic inks in a nice vibrant blue. My coins were layered together with some tuille fabric and I whizzed around with my sewing machine.
Been a while since I have painted in my art journal and this page is inspired by the animal art created by Micki Wilde in her The StoryTellers class. I used PaperArtsy Fresco paints, Big brush Pitt pens and a black watercolour pencil.