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!!
Brilliant – the stamping on top of the stencils gives real depth to this. It is looking really great!
What a fun page – I like this!
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!