[Challenge win: Designer Spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge]
A recent art journal spread of mine –
As is becoming common these days, I started this spread on a non-empty page. I’d added ‘leftovers’ here in a previous session with my gel plate and acrylics, and it’s both a relief and a challenge when I start with a base that is not empty. 🙂
I started the background using white acrylics and a stencil with the paint-lifting technique on one side of the spread. I tried applying multiple white layers so the white shows well on a dark background, but the stencil shifted on one side without me realizing it, so I left the slightly-hazy result as is.
I hand-drew the focal owl on a different piece of paper, fussy cut it, and adhered it onto the spread. I then used watercolor pencils with a water brush pen to color the owl, and a fineliner to outline it. I just love this quirky owl! ❤
I added marks on the background using white markers, and also added some white acrylic splatters. I then stamped a sentiment using dye ink and archival ink, cut rectangles around the words and pasted them on the spread, and used a watercolor pencil at their edges. Ta da!
With this spread, I’m joining the following challenges –