I had the best of intentions when I started. I wanted to do a bright art journal entry, but I also had planned to do some sort of masking stencil to tone down the brightness. But, once I started adding color, I couldn’t stop. The page just became louder and louder, filling with vibrant color. It is like every color was calling my name and begging me to use it. So, since I couldn’t stop, I decided to embrace it!
The page began simple enough, with a few scraps of Jane Davenport collage paper that were pasted down from a previous project. The next step was to use some gorgeous paper that I have been holding on to forever from PaperSource. I fussy cut a few large floral pieces and used matte gel medium to adhere them onto the page. Then I filled in a few of the blank spaces on the page with a couple of Spectrum Noir markers. Like I said, apparently white space was not my friend on this entry!
To try to fix it, I painted over a few of the semi circles in different colors. I still felt lost at that point, but not ready to give up yet! I turned the newly painted circles into flowers by adding petals with a black Micron pen, and then filled in the petals with various lighter colors to try to tone down the look. The flowers were a definite improvement, but the page felt unbalanced to me.
I’d like to announce I have no idea what I’m doing.
PERFECT! A few more added details with a white gel pen, and I decided to call the page done. Truthfully, this page got a bit out of control, but I’m not totally mad about it. The bright colors are fun for spring, and every page I try teaches me something, even if it isn’t my favorite!
Keep it creative,
-The Scrappy Wife