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Friday, August 22, 2014

Watercolour Calendar Journaling

Alisa Burke's Flower Power class got me inspired to start my next page with a doodled flower and brilliant watercolour 

Then it was fun with lettering and a border of washi tape
I'd been wanting to add more artful touches to my pages, so went back to look at one of the original projects that inspired my daily calendar journal practice.
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Looking at that inspired this
I like using different watercolour backgrounds for the journaled sections. This is twinkling H2O applied over a cheap watercolour pencil that didn't blend well enough once the water was added. Lots of learning happens with this daily practice
I was working on my "me time message" envelopes. You can see photos of completed envelope #2 on the above page, and below is how the second page of this spread started - with left over paint from stamping on that envelope.
Then I started envelope #3 with sponge and an ink pad through a stencil. 
Loved that subtle effect so that was added to my journal page too
I continue to note what I am reading and viewing in this journal. I really enjoyed this book by Sally Beauman:
Interesting characters and development of their relationships, and the plot involved the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb so some great real historical detail too.
Back in the journal, I added colour to the stamped flowers using twinkling H2Os
And some doodled details finished them off - love that sumptuous colour
Really happy with the floral additions to this spread
You can see all my calendar journal pages in my flickr set HERE.
Hope you have a lovely weekend - I am going away with girlfriends so looking forward to lots of relaxing and beach-walking...taking my art journal too of course :-)

4 comments:

Cath HC Photographie said...

Very nice!
Cath.

Diane Kelsey said...

Lovely work, hope you enjoy your break. What journal are you using for your calendar?

Lynette (NZ) said...

Still working in this journal : http://lynettecollis.blogspot.co.nz/2014/02/watercolour-journal-cover.html

Caatje said...

Wow! I'm blown away by the big colourful pages in the the third picture. Absolutely stunning!

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