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journal challenge days 85 & 86

January 5, 2012

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.

365 day art journal challenge

day 85

materials used: watercolors, spray inks, acrylic ink, acrylic paint, shiva paint stiks, pen.

365 day art journal challenge

day 86

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 5, 2012 6:30 pm

    Simply GORGEOUS!

  2. cindy permalink
    January 5, 2012 7:58 pm

    Love these! Looking forward to the color 101!!

  3. ann dickey permalink
    January 6, 2012 2:09 pm

    momentum is a great word…. i believe you will find lots of positive forward movement this year. (just you wait and see….)
    and i think the FREE color 101 e-course is sooo generous! and exciting… can’t wait!!
    THANK YOU !!!

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