A recent art journal spread of mine. I started on this when one of the ATCs that I was working on just vanished – just vanished! – from my work bench. I debated between starting another set of ATCs and starting a new art journal spread. The art journal spread won, and I’m happy with how it turned out.
I started on the background with a few techniques involving acrylics and stencils – smooshing acrylics, lifting them off through stencils, pouncing them on through stencils. I outlined the stenciled letters and numbers with oil based markers.
On this, I used modeling paste with stencils for partial textures at places, which I highlighted with metallic wax. I also used stamps with dye inks for additional subtle texture.
For the focal figure, I used an abstract figure stamp, and added some watercolors, making the coloring more intense at the heart area. I fussy cut and pasted the figure, and reinforced the figure with water based markers and fineliners.
Then I die-cut heart shapes, which I colored with metallic acrylics (which explains the color difference in the closeup.) I adhered the hearts starting at the abstract figure’s heart, randomly orienting them. Then I outlined and connected them using fineliners.
I used stamps and archival ink for the top & bottom words of the quote, and hand-lettered the middle word. I then stamped in a dotted line.
That concludes my art journal spread. Ta da!
With this spread, I’m joining the following challenges –