Day 16 Soul Journaling

Last night I went back to Sarah Whitmire’s blog to continue on with the next Day of my soul journal.   Day 16  was a mix of many different techniques.  Here is how I layered my two page spread. 

I covered up what was previously on the page with a coat of Gesso and let that dry, then wrote all types of adjectives with a black Sharpie pen.  I painted over this with a wash of orange acrylic paint and used a paper towel to pick up some of the color to leave areas of dark and light.  Once that dried, I added small pieces of first aid tape randomly across both pages and added one piece of measuring tape.  I turned the journal sideways and wrote out a list of groceries using an orange Sharpie pen and writing with my non-dominant left hand.  (Not too bad, you can actually read what I wrote.)  Next was the silhouette that I cut out from one of my runner magazines.  I laid the image down and then used a sponge loaded with blue acrylic paint to outline the image so it looked like a stencil.  I randomly scribbled circles and flourishes in pencil and then drew in some white opaque lines using a Sharpie poster pen.  I pulled out my spray bottles of liquid watercolor and chose a maroon and a deep blue then sprayed both over the surface, allowing them to drip and mix.  The next layer was a dry brushing of a golden yellow and then added circles using a paper towel tube dipped into full strength orange acrylic.  I gave more definition and depth to the circles by outlining the circles with a black charcoal pencil and smearing it.

I am really happy with the result of this spread and love how all of the techniques melded together to create this.    On to Day 17!!

Enjoy!

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3 Responses to Day 16 Soul Journaling

  1. Christy says:

    I absolutely love the depth you have achieved with the charcoal pencil and the various layers of paints/washes. This is a great page spread!

  2. Cheryl says:

    What a fun page – I like this!

  3. Jill says:

    Brilliant – the stamping on top of the stencils gives real depth to this. It is looking really great!

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