Buying a new home has to be one of the most stressful situations I have dealt with in a long time. We are in the middle of the mortgage fun and still waiting for some definitive answers! As I seem to do during times like these, I turned to my art journal.
Of course, as soon as I opened my art journal to a blank page, my mind blanked as well! So I turned to one of my favorite monthly prompts for help…Mission Inspiration from Mike Deakin. Follow along to see how I created this page…
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Prompt #1: Cover your page with face fragments • I used leftover stenciled faces (Many Faces) from my underpaper to add to a page that already carried a faint ghost image of another stencil (Tiled Flower).
Prompt #2: Add thin layer of colored paint • I used watered down acrylic in pink and yellow to add a wash over the entire page.
Prompt #3: Stamp text or patterns over your page • I added the text with a home made jumbled letter stamp and black ink.
Prompt #4: Add journaling, quote or phrase • A quick hand written phrase on a scrap of paper completed this prompt.
Prompt #5: Make marks with paint, inks or sprays • I decided to go with dripping turquoise ink from the top of the page as my mark making.
Prompt #6: Add a focal image • I wanted to add more to my phrase, so choose to make my focal image a large word I had found in a magazine.
Prompt #7: Add washi tape or strips of patterned paper • I ripped up a few pieces of wide washi tape to create the strips at the bottom of the page.
Prompt #8: Add color through a stencil • Using one of the new stencils (Trust Your Heart) and a bright pink acrylic paint, I scattered a few hearts over the page.
Prompt #9: Add doodles, scribbles or zentangles • My favorite white gel pen and a Micron black pen added in all of the doodle marks to the letters and the hearts.
Prompt #10: Finish with a white border • It is hard to see in the picture above but you can refer to the first picture of the finished page to see that I added a series of large white dots and a scalloped edge to border the entire art journal page.
As always, working in my journal along with a bit of help was time well spent and helped alleviate some of the crazy stress happening right now!