It’s not that I’m indecisive about this: I do know that I want to continue with Art Journaling, and for my purposes, the Inspiration Journal theme is working for me. But I am not satisfied with my style or techniques and know I would really benefit from more practice, and likely from some training in this area. But, for now, the experiment continues, because I know I want to improve, and the teacher in me says, “You learn best by doing.”
Still determined to get some value from my spray inks, I sprayed two colors (Dylusions Crushed Grape and Bubblegum Pink) on the gesso-ed pages, allowing it to soak in some and then rolling up the excess with a paper towel roll. I used various background stamps, first with white ink (didn’t show up) and then black. When I was creating my tag for the CC2 challenge (see post below), I cut a few extra butterflies from patterned cardstock scraps and decided to use the butterfly imagery to go with the thought. I then covered the butterfly cut-outs with Liquid Pearls. I used some book text to add dimension and also portions of tags left-over from previous projects. I added some washi tape here and there.
And I DO love the verses!
Psalm 103:1-5 (KJV)
Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.