I really love looking at what art supplies people use, and this week Lorraine Bell included a really lovely video about what she takes in her Traveling Art Kit - check that out HERE. Here's this week's challenge from that theme :No big travel plans in my future, but I love to go to the beach - it always rejuvenates me. So I started by applying some paint with a wet wipe - one of my favourite techniques for getting down background colour.
Interesting the colour variation of the same paint on the different kinds of paper in this Dylusions journal - see how the left page is whiter than the right one? I went on to apply some golden brown tonings like sand, and then rolled some white paint on a swirly roller for the effect of white foam of water
I wasn't sure where I wanted to go next, and then I remembered Nichole Rae's list-style journaling from her book which I shared in this post. And I was off....
Here's my list-style journaling - feels like I wrote poetry here :-)
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Printed it onto some brown paper through my printer and then tore it and used a finger applicator to get some blue ink along the irregular edge. I really like that effect. For my "illustrative art" part of the challenge I decided to draw some shells and a feather onto watercolour paper - inspired by photos and techniques learned in 2012!I also figured that a travel page needed a luggage tag
I couldn't resist adding some of the texture techniques we used in last month's challenges, including cheesecloth/scrim
fabric and stitch (also evidenced in the tag above)
HERE. You can see all my posts about this project HERE.