Hello! And welcome.
So this happened in my art room today.....
For the background, I used the smoosh technique with Tim Holtz distress ink in a couple of yellow colors to apply watercolor to the journal page. I stamped the image (Art Gone Wild Daisies by Catherine Scanlon) with my India Ink Black ink pad. I used Caron 'dAche watercolor crayons, and Tim Holtz distress inks to paint the image. For the lettering, I used a fine Sharpie pen. I drew the letters with pencil, then penned over the pencil and erased the lines. Along the right side of the design and letters, I used my N0 Copic marker for shading. For the spatters, I used distress inks, and some white acrylic paint mixed with water.
A couple of posts ago, I posted a card on which I used a stamp from Art Gone Wild by artist Catherine Scanlon. I had purchased some of her stamps at the Buffalo stamp convention a couple of weeks ago, and am just wild about them. They are gorgeous, and BIG. They stamp beautifully, and have such potential.
Although they are large, I like these stamps for cards. They can fill the entire front of the card easily. Or, you can use portions of the stamp on the card. I especially like them with watercolor, but will be trying lots of different mediums with them. Can't wait to try my Copics!
I have been getting lots of ideas and inspiration on Catherine Scanlon's blog . Catherine is an amazing, talented artist. Her creations are larger than life, full of color and interest, and so lively. I love her concept of having a Positivity Journal! So much so that I have decided to start my own. Seeing Catherine's journal pages inspired me to try making one. I love the idea of having positive quotes, mixed with inspiring art, in a journal form. Being able to flip through now and then, when I need inspiration, or just uplifting, positive thoughts is what I would like this journal to be.
This first feeble attempt is my starting point. I look forward to seeing my growth by the finishing of this journal. I will be practicing my lettering, and trying different techniques. I will be posting here, along with my usual card posts. I hope you will be inspired to try something new as well.
Note: For the journal, I am using a Strathmore mixed media 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch spiral bound pad.
I have removed the spine to make it easier to work on stamping the images and do the hand lettering without a spine getting in the way. (A tip I picked up watching Catherine's YouTube videos). Now that I have made my first page, and am hooked, I will be stamping and lettering pages and inserting them in the journal, and putting it all together. That way, whenever I want to color or paint, or play with my inks, I will have my own personal coloring-book in my Positivity journal. Now I have to come up with a cover design!
Just click on the links to visit Art Gone Wild or Catherine Scanlon's blog. Thank you for stopping in today.
I am adding my card to The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge.
Allsorts Challenge - New beginnings. (My new Positivity Journal project)
Word Art Wednesday
Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge - Anything goes/optional spritz
Thanks so much for visiting.