Today's mixed media art journal page is for anyone who has ever questioned where they have ended up in life.
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I've ended up where I'm meant to be." -unknown
I covered the paper with gesso. I scraped watered-down fluid acrylic in quinacridone nickel azo gold onto the paper and misted the paint with alcohol while it was still wet. This gave the paint a nice texture. (If you try this, be sure to water down the paint, or it won't seperate when you mist it.)
Using a Crafter's Workshop stencil and a sponge applicator, I stenciled the pattern with Dylusions Ink in postbox red.
I sprayed the surface with matte spray to prevent the red ink from running when I added more layers. Next, I used another stencil and Pinata Ink in sapphire blue.
I painted out an area in the center with black fluid acrylic and used a palette knife to rough up the edges.
I added a butterfly graphic that I painted and altered in Photoshop CS6. I used a Prismacolor pencil in cobalt blue to add linework on the butterfly and then outlined it with a black Pigma Micron Graphic pen, size 1. Using the cap from a spray bottle, I stamped circles around the black area with Liquitex medium magenta. I printed out the phrase, "embrace your life" using the "My Underwood" font and adhered it with matte medium.
I added the light blue dots around the circles with a blue Gelly Roll Souffle pen. The dots around the butterfly wings were done with the Pigma Micron graphic pen. I used a Bic Wite-Out Correction Pen to write in the quote. I splattered the page with fluid acrylic in cobalt blue.
Have a terrific day!
Until next time,