Sometimes I need a reminder to stop looking and planning too far ahead and just take it One Day At A Time!
I started off with a page in my Canson sketchbook that I used to scrape off extra paint from another project. I had used an old key card…one of my favorite tools to apply paint quickly. I gathered four stencils (TCW527: Word Association, TCW519S: Mini Hummingbirds, TCW528S: Mini Daily Buzz, TCW548S: Mini Herbarium), a pencil, a Sharpie pen, a PITT big brush pen in black, a Signo Uni-ball white gel pen and had some fun playing!
The first thing I did was to use the Word Association stencil and a pencil to add all of the words. I mixed and matched letters as I needed to create all the words except Time and hand drew the number one.
I continued adding flowers from the Daily Buzz stencil, a hummingbird from the Hummingbirds stencil, and leaves from the Herbarium stencil. I then outlined all of the patterns with a Sharpie pen to make it easier to see the design.
The final step was to add all my white outlines and marks with a white gel pen and to create any extra details in the flowers with the Sharpie pen. I love how stunning the background colors are against all that black! It really makes the design pop and leaves me with a great reminder to slow down and take One Day At A Time.
PS…you can see more examples of my black background art journal pages here!
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