Yesterday it started snowing. And snowing. As of this morning we have over 6 inches on the ground. I was inspired to make a journal page using a piece of scrap book paper that was laser-cut into snowflakes. I placed it on my paper and washed over it with watercolors. I took the wet snowflake paper and pressed in onto the other page for a subtle effect. Below is my page.
This was made by putting two colors of paint on the paper and using an old credit card to spread the paint around. Then I used some punchenella as an accent on the edges of the page. Next I dropped some white acrylic ink on the page and used the end of a paintbrush to draw out the ink to make star-like shapes.
I have started an art journal with no specific theme. Below are some pages that I have started. Working on backgrounds for several pages at a time lets me explore different techniques without having to worry about focusing on a single page.
For the large read heart I used a words stamp to stamp on a plain piece of watercolor paper. Then I sprayed the paper with red spray ink and when it was dry, cut out a heart using a template I found online.
I tore the edges off a piece of 9x12 watercolor paper to give it a rustic look. I sprayed the paper with some water, then painted the background with blue watercolor. Next, I added some purple and green watercolors. I sprayed the paper with water again to blend to colors, then sprinkled salt on the paper (see the little flecks?) Then I splattered some whiteYasutomo Pearlized watercolor over the whole paper. I let everything dry before moving to the next step.
I ran a Distress ink pad (vintage photo color) along the edges of the main paper and the edge of the heart. Using a blending tool, I added more Distress ink to the corners of the paper and did a little on the heart.
The LOVE Grungeboard letters are painted white. The Japanese heart was made using a paper punch. I glued everything in place and Bob loved it!!!
NOTE: The spray ink was made using a dropper of Distress re-inker in Lipstick, a scoop of gold Perfect Perals and water in a small spray bottle.