With all of the challenges we each face on a daily basis, we definitely need a prescription for a sound mind. This one has never failed me. It's worthy of it's own page in my art journal.
Quote: "...whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things." -Phillipians 4:7-9
I find it is so important to reign in my thoughts and to remember what is good rather than dwell on what is wrong. It can change the entire course of a day...and a life.
I started by adhering various scraps of paper to the page with matte medium. Then, using a palette knife (an old credit card or a thin piece of cardboard will do), I scraped on Golden Fluid Acrylics in aqua, quinacridone red, and naples yellow. Using a Crafter's Workshop stencil of a ledger, I rubbed pastel over it and then sprayed with matte spray to seal it. I've been seeing lots of silhouettes lately, and I think they are terrific for art journal pages. I made mine in Photoshop CS6. I found a stock photo from Deviant Art and cut out the silhouette of the woman with the pen tool. I used a free vintage clipart piece of writing and used a clipping mask to make the writing only show up in the shape of the women. I used the stroke command to make a black outline around the silhouette and then printed it out. The flower was a stock shape from CS6. I prepared it in the same way as the silhouette. After cutting out the shapes, I adhered them to the painted background with matte medium. Using the palette knife, I roughly outlined the shapes and the stems and leaf with Golden Fluid Acrylic in black. It looks best if the lines vary in width (think grunge). The writing was done with a black Pigma Micron Graphic Pen - size 1. The white highlighting around the word "think" was done with a gelly roll Souflee pen. The rest of the white line work was done with a Bic Wite-Out pen. I scraped some fluid acrylic in green gold on the leaf, stems, and background. I stamped the swirl on the silhouette with a stamp from Inkadinkadoo and Ranger Ink in Pool.
That's it for now! I hope you have a lovely day.
Until next time,