Well well well! Looks like my sis and I got to working on our Inspiration Station projects quite early this time. It was my turn to come up with a theme, and I made a tic tac toe board of options. I realized that it’s pretty difficult to come up with a board that works for most strikes! 🙂 So my board isn’t ideal, but it still offers a few okay-ish combinations.
I chose Acrylics-Red-Stencils, and it resulted from a series of coincidences. I wasn’t feeling my best that day – I was angry and irritated, and the thought of art journaling in red to ‘express it and let go’ popped up in my head. My playlist had the song Don’t Look Back in Anger by Oasis on then, and it felt fitting to incorporate it in my session. That led to me referring to a course from Creative Jumpstart 2020 by Marieke Blokland, who incorporates raw and quirky characters in her journals. And I realized that if I just use a stencil, it would fit our Inspiration Station theme!
So I started with the background in red acrylics, added white using a stencil, and continued to incorporate elements from the course. I used new acrylic paints from multiple brands that I’d bought recently, and I’m happy with their quality. I used them in a recent gel printing session too, so they work well for most creative techniques that I work on currently! Yay!
As for the art journal page – thanks to Marieke Blokland for her instructional video on Creative Jumpstart 2020! I discovered that I love the freedom involved in creating these kind of quirky characters – it’s so much more liberating knowing that you can bring in some kind of focal element when your mind cannot focus too much on drawing, but you still want to draw. (I suppose everyone has such conflicting feelings… 😀 )
And now, would you like to head on over to my sister’s to see her graceful, textured card?
With this project, I’m also joining these challenges: