Here is my catchup post for weeks 5,6 and 7.
First up, week 5. Add a doodled border.
Not much to say about this one, I didn't take step by step photos. Basically I wanted a light page, but with interest behind, so I randomly added paint and stencilling and then covered most of that with white paint. I added my doodles using a sharpie pen
Next is week 6, for this week we had to look on pinterest and be inspired by something. I saw this painting, and followed it to find out who the artist was. The artist is Stanislav Sidorov , visit his site here... His series of 'Umberella' painting caught my eye. See them here...
I had no intention of trying to copy one of his painting, I merely wished to capture the feeling of the movement in the rain and the drippy, merging colours.
I began by adding strips of patterned paper, this was never meant to show at the end, I just needed a starting point.
Next I tore up some used/dried baby wipes, and glued those in.
I now had texture, I needed more movement and colour. So I added lots of drips of acrylic ink.
as I heated the page to dry it, some of the ink bubbled..LOVE THIS...
It was feeling good, but it needed a shot of 'light' so I stencilled in white, using an Andy Skinner stencil
I outlined each number in black, and then added some dots, first in pale blue then when that dried I added white dots on top.
I really like this, it doesn't really look much of a finished page. I did think at one point it needed a title or a quote, then I decided I liked it as it is.
Now for week 7, for that week we had to use a repeating pattern. i did this page while I was away for the weekend, so the photos aren't great as the lighting in the room was a little dim.
I started by gluing book pages and patterned paper to the page, I then used neocolours mixed with gesso to fill in the gaps.
I added black stencilling through a Ranger alpha stencil. Then I draped some string over the page and held that in place with strips of washi tape.
Next I used a bottle cap to make black circles, and a smaller cap to make white ones.
I chose a small tag as my repeating shape. I coloured each one with neocolours and gesso, and added a little stencilling to each one. I edged each tag, mounted them onto graph paper and stuck into the journal.
I had some wordfetti already cut out, and chose this quote. I glued one or two words to each tag and doodled around the words and the tags.
I am still 3 pages behind *rollseyes* I do have excellent intentions of keeping up, life just gets in the way . I hope you are all having fun in your journals.