Tuesday, March 19, 2013

All day journal spread - Saturday



I don't know what I was thinking about last Saturday, when I created this page...
...hoping the weather was going to stay nice, 
wishing for rain to get the ground moist...  

And I was experimenting with Dylusions White Linen ink spray.  When I think I may use water or heavy inks in my journal, I like to cover my pages with gesso.  That's how I started out here.  Instead of spraying the White Linen on top of some other color on the pages, I put the White Linen down first and let it dry.  Then I added two colors, "squeezed orange" and "funky fuchsia".  Love the names of these Dylusions ink sprays...


One of my favorite elements of the spread is in the middle.  Which is kinda funny because that's where I messed up and got the pages too wet.  The paper started to separate from the binding, so I punched a circle from some over-spray paper and glued it down on the crease.  Then I put some Washi tape along the fold.  I saw a face in the circle smiling at me and "helped" it along with some red ink.     


The more I played with the pages, the more things changed.  
I stamped and taped and wrote and dated. 


 And finally stopped.  It took all day - getting up and going outside, walking away to let paint dry, taking out markers and micron pens.   There's even a message under the envelope seal!


"sitting outside, looking at the nicely cut lawn and the birds getting their full of bugs and worms.  Finally, Spring is here.  I wish it could stay like this all year.  But tomorrow will be cloudy... enjoy the sun today!"

13 comments:

Natasha Hoover said...

An art journal is one of those things I've always wanted to make and I've never found the time for! Maybe this summer I can get my man involved making one with me.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Love the way the sun turned out!

Duni said...

I love the sun with its pink rays :)
I wish Spring would hurry up and get here!

Memories for Life said...

What a fun page and fun colors. I love how the face came together to create the sun!

Splendid Little Stars said...

The first thing that struck me besides the pretty and cheery pages, was 'nicely cut lawn!" Really! Spring is really springing where you are!
love this page!
Oh, and sometimes "mess-ups" lead to even better creations!

Rose said...

It's exciting that spring is on the way! I love the bright colors that you used. The sun turned out nicely.

bohemiannie! art said...

Total Serendipity! I love your happy "face" fix in the middle too!

BeadedTail said...

It looks lovely! I like how everything came together like it was meant to be!

Tatiana said...

lovely! it's always nice when mistakes turn into beauty :)

AntiquityTravelers said...

I love the '2 sides' to this painting ... it is how I feel inside, vs he weather outside!

Andria said...

It's fun to hear how your spread developed over the course of the day! And how you turned a "problem" into your favorite part! :-)

Judy Nolan said...

Deb, I love that little envelope on the left page. What secret are you hiding in there?!

Linda Pruitt said...

I have never used these ink sprays, but you make it sound so fun! Love the way the pages turned out!

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