Here’s a recent art journal spread of mine –
There was already a bit of background on the pages from gel print negatives of previous sessions, for which I’d used stencils over acrylics on a gel plate. Over this initial background, I added smooshes of acrylics, quickly followed by water spritzing to spread the colors.
When the paint had dried, I used a stencil with some modeling paste to add some more texture. Post-drying, I again used acrylics with water spritzing. Again, after waiting for this too to dry, I employed some quick stamping using dye inks. I then used some diluted acrylics to make some drips from the top.
For the focal insect, I used a stamp with dye ink, over which I painted using watercolor pencils and a water brush pen. I scribbled a bunch of overlapping circles on the background with a fineliner, and adhered the insect at their center.
I made the quote with a stamp and dye ink, fussy cut it, and used a watercolor pencil (with a water brush pen) at its edge. I then adhered the quote parts onto the background. To finish the spread, I scribbled at its edges with watercolor pencils and used a water brush pen over the scribbles. I followed that up with more acrylic paints and water spritzing near the edges. Ta da!
With this spread, I’m joining these challenges –