My latest mixed media art journal page was borne out of a desire to use pink and orange on the page. I awakened feeling like I wanted to create art and I wanted it to be happy. That’s all.
I started out by gluing two pages together on each side of my Moleskine notebook to thicken the pages and then covered the pages with matte gel medium to stick down some French script tissue paper.
Next, I painted the page with a few Distress paint colors in pink and orange – I love the way the color turned out!
After doodling a border around the edge of the pages, I took a break because I had no idea what I wanted to do.
A few hours later, I was on Pinterest and saw a quote that resonated with me. When I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to do!
I have a bird layering stencil. I used the negative bird image and the background stencil with texture paste pushed through them to give some dimension to the page. I then used brown ink to color the bird and the texture paste, some copper ink over the entire bird, and then Wink of Stella on the textured bits.
I added a French fry to the bird’s beak, shaded it, and then stenciled in the word Today. The rest of the quote was created on my laptop and printed out on an ink jet printer. I shaded around the quote with black gel pen.
And the finalized page!