Sunday, December 28, 2014

Slowly but Surely

It has taken a while to finally get this art journal page finished. I started it at the end of the summer and then life got in the way. Just happy to be starting to get back to normal. Can't wait to be fully healed and have my energy back. Turns out this growth mindset quote was just what I needed at the time that I was initially making it.;

Supplies: 400 Series Watercolor Hardbound 11" Art Journal  (Strathmore), Peacock, Mowed lawn and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks, and Archival Ink (Ranger), Stamper's Big Brush (Faber-Castell), StazOn (Tsukineko), stitch stamp (CTMH), letter jumble stencil (Dylusions by Ranger), Distressed Quatre Foil stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), paint (Art Deco), gesso (Liquitex), letter stickers (Creative Memories), foam numbers used as stamps, lined paper pad page, and letter rub-ons (Dollarama)

In creating the background, I was solely in the mood to play with circles and watercolours and see where they took me. I then added in the stencils and splatters. I knew I wanted lots of layers but without bulk. I even used up some really old rub ons and stickers too which was a bonus. The quote was inspired by a quote in Flow Magazine's International number 5. It really suits my personality... I am very persistent and try, try, try again until I get it. That and the whole alphabet thing speaks to the kindergarten teacher in me. I tailored the quote down to fit the letters that I had and even then I had to hand draw a few using the sticker backing as a template.

This art journal page makes me feel good and brings a smile to my face. Love when that happens.



Mariëtte said...

Beautiful journal page, nice color combo, layout is perfect. The quote is brilliant, and those alfabet letters are so cool!

Carole Dion said...

Very nice art journal love it!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Super fun journal page! I love the color palette and the patterned letters. Thanks for sharing! :)