I have been experiencing a bit of a lull in creativity lately. I know that is normal and it brings to mind something Stephanie Lee said in an interview that it is kind of like breathing and is totally natural. I am struggling to remember that as I am getting a little frustrated when I show up to the paper and nothing happens. So, for this art journal session I decided to immediately start with a word on my page (which I usually tend to leave until the end) to force myself to BELIEVE that I will soon be able to exhale and have the inspiration come.
It started slowly at first, added some pastel lines (filling them in), polka dots and dashes, then…
I got totally into it and forgot to take pictures of the progress, haha. I believed and this is what happened. I was inspired by the cover of the book Creative Thursday by Marisa Anne.
Kind of hard to back track as you can’t see some of the layers in the background but I promise there were some cool looking ink drops (that you can kind of get a glimpse of). Lots of pastel and some rub-ons but mostly I wanted to point out that you don’t always need to use a stencil in it’s entirety. Here I used sludge in only three sections of the Crafter’s Workshop stencil Peacock Pattern.
I then used only one to give my balloon some texture.
Love the simplicity of their faces and the blue glow I created around them (so they don’t compete with the busy background) with my True Blue Portfolio pastel. I love how they go on like butter, so creamy.
Hopefully this means I am officially out of my rut. Next week I think I am finally going to get with the times and do a video tutorial. That way I won’t miss stuff. Happy creating all XO.