Day 17 Soul Journaling

Day 17 brought lots of new techniques.  The first one I tried was to place blobs of acrylic paint on one side of the page and then close the book to smash the paint onto the other page.  Take a look at this.

If you look closely you will see the texture that was created – the blob on the bottom looks like a heart with veins going through it.  Kinda cool looking.  These will add lots of texture to the pages as I continue to add more elements.

I didn’t take photos as I was adding more layers.  OOPS!  After the periwinkle blobs of paint dried, I added some swirls with a clear wax crayon and then did an outline of my hand using a Sharpie pen.  (May I say at this point that you should wear a glove when doing this, very hard to get purple permanent marker out from between your fingers).  Next was adding numbers to your pages, I used foam stamps and written numbers, I also collaged a few number pieces from the dry cleaners.  Add some meaningful words.  These were stream of consciousness and were added with rubber stamp letters using grey Staz-On ink.  I then pulled out the Golden Titanium Buff fluid acrylic and placed random circles on the pages.  Once that dried, I added some charcoal pencil outlines for depth.  (I am beginning to love my charcoal pencil!)  The last thing was to sew something on the pages.  I chose a fabric color sample that matched pretty close with the colors that I used on these pages.  Viola’.

I like this one, but not as much as the Day 16 collage that I made.  Perhaps the colors on this are too muted for my tastes…..

Tomorrow I will start on Day 18.

Keep it Simple!!

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7 Responses to Day 17 Soul Journaling

  1. Mary Hunt says:

    marci!!! they turned out AWESOME!

  2. Christy says:

    Again, those charcoal circles are soooo cool. Such depth from that technique. I think you stuck with a more ‘simple’ color scheme and that is really the difference is all. You probably just crave a more complicated scheme. I did the same thing by not using a glove for my hand tracing. LOL
    Your pages are great. I can see how each journal entry you get just a bit more creative and enjoy the process maybe a bit more each time.

  3. anna says:

    Hi from a fellow soul journaller. I love the multi layers – the more the merrier I say. Love yoru choice of colours

  4. Dawn says:

    Marci – You are doing so well with the Soul Journaling. I have bookmarked the site and hope to begin working on the lessons soon. You are an inspiriation!

  5. Kathryn says:

    Your colors are wonderful on this page – so light and energetic, yet peaceful. There is so much to look at on these pages and I could spend all day with it. Your composition is good, even though there are so many elements you bring them together really well. I look forward to seeing more of your work! Thanks for sharing the journey.

  6. Linda says:

    What a great double-spread, its so vibrant!
    Linda x
    PS I did the same thing with the Sharpie pen!

  7. Linda says:

    I like the way this turned out. And I used yellow on my page as well. I love that little fabric color swatch that you added to your page. Isn’t it funny that items you can relate to are the ones that stand out the most? Yet someone else will see something different. Your piece has a lot to look at.

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