I love painting with these colors, but somehow this page has been giving me a headache and it took a while for me to wrap my head around what it was that was bugging me and finish the page.
"Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground." - Theodore Roosevelt.
Instead of telling you a realy long story, maybe I should let the progress pictures tell the story for me.
I started out with some light spraying and stenciling in pink and orange on a page in the book. There was already an orange cherub on the page.
I added some gelliprint strips and was actualy realy pleased with it.
I didn't know how to take this nice clean page any further, so I decided to write on it...
In big black letters and I so did not like this. You'd think I would know by now that I don't like my writing...
To balance it out I added some rub-ons. That made it a little better, but not much. So I walked away from it and made the covers for some tiny books to get my mind off it.
Came back and muted it all down with white paint, but the letters kept shining through. Pink this time =).
Walked away from it again and finished the booklets. Here's a sneek preview of the booklets.
When I came back to the journal I went for my favorite color, black and that made me happy.
Found the perfect picture to add to the page.
Added an eye, a tag, some stamping, splatters of paint and ink and found the perfect quote to bring it all together.
Did some touch-ups and I now feel the page has come together and has a story to tell me.
Something to keep in mind.
Dance, fly, create, dream
but stay grounded.
As per usual there are way to many pictures, but I don't know how else to show all the details and layers in this.
I'm happy with how it turned out and I think I was subconciously trying to tell me something with this. I will keep my eyes on the stars and I will keep my feet on the ground. and stay true to myself. It's funny how this somehow happens with the creative process of making an art journal page. Does this happen to you also? Does your subconcious tell you things while creating?
And since you made it this far, I also wanted to tell you that the drawing for my birthday giveaway is still open till tuesday 25th of june, You can find it here.
Edited this post, because I just found out that my art journal book cover made top three at Simon Says Stamp and Show: The Button Challenge. I'm so delighted with that. There were so many talented and gorgeous entries. Here is the post where you can find the wonderful entries from the top three winners and the winner of this challenge.
Thank you so much for watching and I wish you a wonderful weekend.
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