A peek at my art journal pages..
Adding in a few new supplies to my normal art journaling routine sure has been fun. I feel like a whole new world of possibilities is available when a few new mediums sit sprawled all over the counter. For this round of pages I've been using a maroon paint pen, watercolors, a sharpie, washi tape, and gouache paints. I also added in a few magazine clippings and some of my personal photos.
With most of these pages I add a layer here, another layer there...
and then come back to the page later in the day or even a few days after that.
Some pages end up with a white background, like the little gal below.
Other pages end up completely messy and with very little white space left at all.
I'm finding that I like both.
I suppose that applies to my real life also.
I like both the empty page space and and the messy layers that make up our not so ordinary lives.
This little gal was made with gouache paint.
I ordered some off Amazon and they are a highly pigmented, very thick paint.
These are my favorite types of paint I've ever used so far. I have a few more ideas (guitar with flowers, anyone?) up my sleeve for later this week!
I liked this little lady so much she ended up in my shop.
You can find her as an 8 x 10 print here.