I have something different from Cards and Tags to show you today! This week I took a little time out to catch up on 2 of the Art Journal prompts from Journal52.
Week 9's prompt was Artistic Restraint and came with the instructions to use just one colour and one basic shape. As you can see, I chose the colour purple and circles.
I actually found it a very refreshing challenge to take a step back and not just throw everything at a page! I think one of my weaknesses is not leaving enough (or any!) "white space" at times!
After gessoing my page (for no other reason than it was filthy with inks and stencil clean off and I wanted a white base to this page) I started by laying down Distress Ink in Seedless Preserves through a homemade stencil that I'd cut a couple of circles from.
Next I mixed a little some cheap purple paint in with Winsor and Newton Galeria Heavy Gel Medium and stencilled it through a polka dot stencil.
After the stencilling had thoroughly dried I grabbed my Sharpies and drew circles through the same homemade stencil that I used for the Distress Ink. I also went crazy and squiggled a huge freehand circle in the lower middle half of the page in the same colour Sharpie!
Next came my black Molotow and Posca Paint Markers which I used to create the rectangle shapes for the journaling to go on top of. Then finally I wrote the journaling onto scrap paper and glued down before adding some tiny black circles to the rest on the page to finish.
Then I locked away my stash and firmly sat on my hands to force myself to adhere to the prompt theme!... and I'm so glad I did because I love it!
If any of you are art journal people you really should check out the Journal52 facebook group! It is fantastic!
Bye for now,