[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge]
It’s time for another Inspiration Station project! (This is where my sister and I come up with themes, and interpret them as we will.) This is the tic-tac-toe board that I came up with for the theme –
I went with the first column – Flowers, Frames, Stripes.
This time, I seem to have deviated from my recent inspiration station takes, which have used polymer clay in some form. My art journal spread is still mixed media, but without polymer clay.
I was in the mood for doodling, and made this spread with an emphasis on it. I started out by gessoing the page, over which I made stripes with acrylic paints and a stencil. I used a stencil again for the focal flowers and leaves. I emphasized the stencil outlines of the focals with a white Posca marker.
I started doodling on this composition with gel pens. Every time I doodle, I’m pleasantly surprised about how therapeutic it is, and I vow to doodle more. And then, I promptly try out a different technique in the next spread, and forget all about doodling… Sigh!
Anyway, after I finished doodling, I added a frame at the edges with black and brown Copic markers. I decided to make the frame a little thinner over the flowers and the leaves – I wanted to leave the doodled parts be. 🙂 I then added more doodles on the frame with the same white Posca marker.
To complete the spread, I stamped a quote using dye inks, and added white acrylics splatters over the spread. Ta da!
And now, do check out my sister’s watercolor painting of a majestic whale swimming in a calm ocean under the moon – it’s such a poetic scenery. I would’ve loved to hang it on my wall if it were a larger piece!
With this spread, I’m also joining these challenges –