This week in my art journal I have been playing with stencils, single line drawing and making a spread using only pinks. All super fun! Thanks to the fine folks at Get Messy Art Journaling for the ideas and enthusiasm.
This double page was made by applying a thin layer of gesso then I used the stencil I made to create the all over design. All in an old book I have selected to use as a sketchbook. Watercolor paint created a nice gentle colour which is lighter and darker at random. You can see the stencil on the right of the photo, so it took a few layers to cover the page. I am a little bit in love with this effect though and I have fallen hard for stencil making.
Making a drawing using a single line and not taking your pencil/pen off the page until you are done sounds rather intimidating, but this was such a great exercise. I took the pressure off myself and grabbed a teal blue colored pencil and started with the pencils in the jar and worked my way down the page until it was full. A very loose interpretation of the junk on my table when I am drawing, but a very enjoyable one.
Finally, Emily at Squiggle and Swirl threw down the colour gauntlet and challenged us to make a page using the same colours. I decided to use pinks. I really liked making this page even though the dots which were made with a hole puncher, took an age to stick down. Pink hedgehogs are rare I think!
So that was my week of art journaling, I wonder what will appear in the next week? You never know do you? What might happen when you open your sketchbook and grab a pen or a brush or a stencil?!
Happy Thursday and happy journaling!