|Joy Journal February 2013: The Art of Appreciation|
I'm working on loose smooth bristol pages I prepared to bind once my journal is completed. I started by writing my thoughts with pencil on the page.
|A few swipes of watercolor paint washed over my journaling.|
|Used tea bags applied to page with matte medium.|
The journal challenge asked us to collage on our page for texture and variety. I like using tea bags because they are translucent and stained.
After the page dried, I added a bit more teal and rusty colored paint using Golden Fluid Acrylics.
|Wall paper hearts, a tea bag label and doodled shape collaged on page.|
|You never know when your doodles will come in handy!|
While doodling rows of heart chains I started to image the cup shape. I tore it out to collage on the page. The string of the tea label is attached under the cup, but the rest of it is loose.
|Caran d'Ache crayons used to color the cup and add handle.|
Faber Castell Pitt markers were also used for shading and the bit of journaling I added under the cup.
When working on a sealed surface, you can easily blend them by rubbing with your finger.
The white lettering was done with a Sakura Permopaque marker and then outlined with a FC Pitt marker. The red heart was done with a Sakura Glaze Pen.
|The finished page.|
But the rest of the story is for another day and another post.