This is the first art journal page I've done in months.
I used gelatos smeared with a wet paint brush for the background. Using a stencil I wiped off paint using a baby wipe. Then I used some yellow heavy body acrylic paint to pain in the leaves.
The birds are a stencil that I used with cobalt archival ink. The person is a stamp I did with the same ink.
I printed the poem on my printer then I lightly colored it with the same ink. After gluing it down I sprayed some glimmer mist on top.
I finally gav in trying to come up with an idea for the prompt summer. I decided to just start and see what happened. This is what I ended up with. It’s cute and I like it.
I started with some modeling paste. I originally put it randomly on the page. Then I scraped that off after I decided to put it in the grass. I used green spray ink for the grass with some gelato on top. For the sky I used blue spray ink in several colors.
The small flowers and the yellow bird were in my bits container. The big flower I did separately using silks glazes. I wish you could see the sparkle through the screen. The stems I drew by hand and colored in. The birds I stamped onto tissue paper then colored in with silks and twinkling h20’s then I tore around the edge and glued it down. To further hide the tissue paper I smeared some gelato on with my fingers. The butterflies are a punch I colored with the same silks. The sun I drew and colored on a dictionary page then cut out.
There is no message or quote with this page, but I like it anyways.
I started this page with a background that I disliked, so I covered it with several thick layers of gesso. I used my gelatos to smear on some yellow and orange. After I blended that with wet fingers, I turned my attention to the flower. I used a stencil on separate paper to make the petals. I colored them with a combination of silks acrylic glazes and twinkling h20 water colors. After I cut them out and glued them down, I stamped on the stem and colored it, also using silks and Twinks.
The background looked too plain so I pulled out a heart stamp and some red ink and stamped the hearts. As a final touch I used a sharpie watercolor marker in white to write the quote.