My art journal has waited patiently for months for me to get inspired and get back to creating within it. Since I've been doing quite a bit of babysitting for my 10-month old grandson this month, I have not been able to create much. But yesterday I finally managed to take some time during naps to work on a page.
I was inspired by a similar page I saw on Flickr that interested me because the base page was created with random scraps, which I have lots of! I even remembered to take some photos of the process.
To start, I cut squares and rectangles of several scraps and glued them to the base. I then whitewashed over the papers with diluted gesso to blend the colors and patterns.
Next I scraped some red paint with an old credit card in different areas and used bubble wrap to stamp with yellow paint here and there.
After that was dry, I stamped the foam leaf sprigs stamp with black paint.
I stamped the circles with a bottle cap and an empty tape spool using turquoise and dark blue paints.
The words are an old Inkadinkado stamp which I stamped with black Archival ink.
To finish and frame the page, I used red gelato around the edges, smudging with my fingers.
I was happy with my page and love the fun, bright colors. It was fun to just play once again in my art journal!