journal challenge days 85 & 86
i have five art journals going right now. you? i admit it’s just a bit crazy but necessary when you are making a commitment to art journaling every single day. i find that i can work on multiple pages at once and that works the best for me. you see i get a little bit impatient when i am waiting for paint and ink to dry. the first page is from a journal that i abandoned a long time ago. i had started a whole bunch of backgrounds but wasn’t completely happy so i left it and went on to the next journal. sometimes all you need is a little bit of space to gain perspective because i came back to this page with new eyes. now i love the way it turned out.
i am super excited because very soon i will be sharing a free mini e-course here on the blog. it will be a series of videos on color 101 art journaling. i often have students who really struggle with knowing how to layer colors with different mediums. for example, if you take a blue spray ink and spray it on top of an orange spray ink you are bound to make a big brown mess. so how do you layer complementary colors in a way that works? and how do you make a journal page that incorporates a lot of different colors without creating a puddle of brown? i find that color layering comes very intuitively to me. and in these videos i will give you hints and tips to make your colors play nicely together.
materials used: spray inks, watercolors, acrylic ink, vintage book pages, shiva paint stiks, acrylic paint, texture tape, pen.
materials used: watercolors, spray inks, acrylic ink, acrylic paint, shiva paint stiks, pen.