|This page didn't actually respond to one of the class prompts, but the page elements kind of fell together in the mess of my art table, and I knew I had to include them in my art journal. Sometimes the mess pays off!
Today, I thought I would share some pages from the second half of the book.
|Simple journaling over top of a watercolor wash, with some happy stamping around the sides.
Also, I had a book with some pages already prepared with watercolors. That prompted me to go through and slap on some watercolor paint on several different spreads as preparation for whatever future journaling and collaging might come.
|Playing around with a writing font called Bungalow from one of my lettering books.
I discovered in the process that even the least artful page gets a bit of a boost from background color! Putting a wash of watercolor, or some combination of colors, immediately eliminated that "blank page" factor that everyone is always blogging about.
Sometimes when I would come to a spread that I had not yet prepared with watercolor, I would try to move forward without the background, and almost invariably I ended up grabbing my watercolors to go back to that basic background. Everything else just built up from there.
|Actually, for this page, I drew the doodled hand first before filling in the background with watercolor paint.
|A page with a little flap, hiding the journaling beneath, and making space for more journaling on the back of the flap.
|I accidentally stamped the "k" backwards, but couldn't have picked a better place to make that mistake!
|What a neat thought/connection this is!
|Ahh, Dali...telling it like it is. It's a message I can stand to hear over and over again!
|I like the look of the silver pen on the watercolor background at center, with journaling all around.
|I like how even the simplest drawing can add interest to a page.
|I don't like gold much in general, but I liked the look of my gold Sharpie on a paint-washed, ink-splattered background.
You've seen most of the pages I created as a result of Lisa's journaling class. In a future post, I'll show you some of the final pages and spreads I created to fill out the final pages of the book. Thanks for visiting! Please leave me a note to let me know you were here.