Life has been crazy around here. i have been seeking balance and blessedly finding it lately. What really helps me clear my mind and focus my energy is working in my art journal. i have also been taking the things Michael has taught me in our sessions and applying them in my art journal.
I was originally practicing brush strokes in my art journal. i have pages filled with them. i decided to play around with it, adding color and layers. Hansa yellow covered the plain black lines and then gesso on top. Color always moves me.
Remember all these Gelli Prints from this post? My art journals are just one reason i love having these prints ready to go. i keep a file folder full of these prints ready to go for any art.
Like this page. i added layers of deli gelli prints - say that three times fast ;) - on top of the gesso and markings. i tore the prints into pieces and layered them over each one. i then added layers of paint and stenciled designs on top using my Positive stencil and Geometric Art Layers.
i also used a previously created tag using the Rose Window. i end up with lots of these tags so i love using them in different ways like on this page. i attached it with acrylic medium and then layered a transfer over the top.
To finish the page i added my painted title using my own special blend of india ink. i journaled all around in it and added some final thoughts near the tag. Love how this page turned out using this month's OLW word up.