Its been a busy week so I haven't much to show today. The following are some backgrounds I have been with making with ColorWash and Stencils. I found a new set of cut paper that make great stencils. So I took them for a test drive. My next online class is going to cover using these tools so I have been putting them to the test in all sorts of ways. Here are just a few of the samples.
I did manage to do a journal page yesterday. It was another one of those dreary days that have me fighting off a little depression. First I stamped the bird, its from a Martha Stewart stamp set. I colored it with water color crayons. I added chalk to the background. Next it was sprayed with hair spray to set the chalk. Then I could use the gel pen on top. It was a fun little page and I felt better after having made it. I just love how art journaling can do that for you.
International Fake Journal Month
I just learned about this a few minutes ago and it sounds like it could really be a blast to do. Its starts tomorrow so there isn't much prep time. I am also not sure if I have the time to do it but the idea is intriguing. So what is it all about? This is taken right from their site. "Basically it’s a free pass to put anything in a journal that you might not otherwise put in. At least that’s one way to see it. From April first to April 30, you are encouraged to keep a fake journal different from and outside of your regular visual journal." If you ever wanted an alter ego here is a place to play with that idea. Check out the site here for more details.