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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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 :-)