The Jam prompt for the week was Favorite drink. The challenge was to use bubble wrap.
I wasn’t sure where to start with this prompt. I’m not confident in my drawing ability so I had to come up with another idea. Like usual, I simply started to add layers, and go from there. I started with my newest stencil. It’s a large Dylusions brick wall stencil. Can I say I love this stencil? I went with a blue alcohol spray. I really love how the brick looks under all subsequent layers. After gazing at my supplies for awhile, I decided to go with a brown for the following layer. I used a Tim Holtz brown distress paint but I didn’t like how that looked so I smeared it around with a baby wipe. Then I added a bit of a brown alcohol spray. Satisfied with that, I used a sand colored acrylic paint with some bubble wrap. I ended up stamping it all over the page, as I liked how it looked.
While I waited for inspiration I colored in some mushrooms that I stamped in archival ink onto paper. I colored them with my Silks acrylic glazes. I love those. I cut them out and decided to glue them to the page.
I then turned my attention to the prompt. I knew I wanted to do tea. I thought about taking a photo of a tea kettle I have, but I didn’t like how it looked. It wasn’t right for the page. I ended up finding an image online that I printed and cut out. After I glued it to the page, I used some neocolor ii to help the cup blend into the background. I am working this year to incorporate my love of written journaling into my art journal pages. This has been much more difficult than I thought it would be. I decided to add some simple words about early tea memories I have. About why it is a calming drink for me. Then liking how that looked I added the word Teavana to the top of the cup as it is my favorite place to get loose leaf tea. Then as a final touch I added some of my favorite flavors of various teas around the cup.
I thought about removing the mushrooms but decided against it. I’m not sure why. I guess I like them where they are. Mushrooms have nothing to do with my favorite drink.