It can also be about the joy of crafting. Playing in my art journal certainly makes for joyful moments... it makes me happy, and thankful for the small things in life.
Initially I was going to use some waste paper from die cut leaves. I've made photographs of the possibilities and in the end the composition I chose to go by. I share a short video with all the ideas I tried and how I came to choose the composition of the page below.
I might regret my choice to not go with this idea. No worries... there's always more pages in my journal to use!
I do that often, so when adhering it in a later stage, I don't have to think about where to glue them down.
The start of the page is quite easy: applying grunge paste through stencil PS015, and of course I left it to dry thoroughly.
A coat of white gesso, and a spray with some glimmer mist followed. I did some background stamping as well, and toned it down with gesso as shown.
a ticket, colored with the same green as the leaves on the flower cut
outs. Dropping in droplets of the same color while still wet creates
interest to it.
Now for the second flower, peeking out from behind the white leaf....
.. and finally all the elements right where I'd like to adhere them, including the title of the page created with the alphabet from Ink and the Dog Words plate 2 (W2).
I am thankful it worked out .. I am pleased with the composition!
I learnt through the years that coating a page first with gesso can be such a good thing. Why? If you add too much color it won't soak into the paper, it's quite easy to dab it off while still wet.
Also, for fussy cutting intricate images, you will need a good pair of scissors, otherwise it can be a frustrating thing to do. I use embroidery scissors.
I will have to part with you for now. I hope I've given you some inspiration, and new ideas to go explore. Let us know .. Enjoy, and be grateful.