Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wise art journal page

This page makes me smile, the ballerina, happy colors and textures all came together and I just love it when that happens.  

WISE girl

The page started with handwritten journaling.  You can see bits of it here and there but the color layers mask it all nicely.  Final journaling I want to see is done with a white gel pen.

stenciled girl

You can see brayer effect of yellow paint over pink and blue layers.

layered colors and writing add texture

The W-I-S-E letters pop against the black stencil.    

closer look at w-i-s-e

Sometimes I want to know what day of the week a page was done and my Dymo label in black works well against the bright colors.

Dymo label 

The date stamp is the last part of each art journal page. 

date stamp

I've been starting my pages with handwritten journaling and it really gets the art mojo started.  What gets your creativity rolling?



  1. I wish I knew the answer to that! I really love the "Wise Girl." It's a really good one!

  2. I always start with either collage or gesso, then colour. After that I see where it leads to. I love your layers with the brayered colour - it always produces something unexpected.

  3. this is such a fantastic page! I was immediately drawn in at AJED by the background with that stunning black silhouette!

  4. Love your wise girl! The background colors are beautiful!


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