Its been a little difficult for me to continue with my Journal.
At first, I thought of making it an archive of my ideas – but lately I have found myself with the finished card in my hand before I even think ‘Art Journal’! I am not sure whether to be happy or sad about this!
This time I made a conscious effort to specially add something to my Journal, instead of making a card. And here are the results:
The first one is something I made quite some time ago – almost together with my first attempt with the Journal..
I gesso-d the paper before starting. I added some strokes of yellow water color from the; starting from the edges and moving to the center. Then stenciled some patterns on it using the same color at random places.
The flower-like shapes are made using a tissue paper crumpled between my fingers, and dipped into ink pad directly, placing it on paper and giving it a twist to form little circular shapes.
I later stenciled the butterflies with some more water color.
The second one is thus:
The inspiration for this piece is a card from Kristina Werner here
I admit, this looks nothing like her masterpiece, but hey! I too need to start somewhere! 😉
I used the same method as Kristina, distress inks over embossing powder. I added some punched flowers later on, since I found too much blank space in between. Before adding the punched flowers, I parted the card stock in between a little and added some white dots to the effect.
I added some glitter over the flowers and leaves, but unfortunately couldn’t capture it well in the photo..And of course, I added a couple of sequins! Just couldn’t resist 😀
And ending this post with the note that I will try harder to add more into my Journal!
Thanks for looking! 🙂