For today’s Sunday Journal I thought I should do the inside cover as I seem to be jumping all over the place within it. My art journal is quickly becoming about all the things I love, so I thought it was time to do a page about ART. I also thought it was about time to use my gorgeous hand rolled Unison pastels I had ordered from Dick Blick. Aren’t they awesome? I love the colours, love the labels and love how easy they blend.
I then gathered up every single circular type stamp I could find. I was in the mood for circles, why, I am not quite sure. Maybe because they have no end and I am overflowing with inspiration and ideas, feeling hopeful about following my bliss. I applied them using Staz On ink as it isn’t water soluble and there would be no issues with sealing in the pastels later. I then took all my different coloured pastels and randomly filled in a bit of the circles and just rubbed them in with my finger. Bit of a dirty process but fun. I also punched out a few circles with a vibrant flower patterned paper that was a freebie from Somerset Studios magazine.
I didn’t have a letter “A” chip board to spell “ART” for my title, so I just used an Eiffel Tower stamp. It kind of looks like an “A” doesn’t it? I used an Antique Bronze Distress Stain on the letters then took my black ink pad to dirty them up a little.
I am taking a class right now from Kelly Rae Roberts (which I have probably mentioned before) called Flying Lessons. I have met an amazing group of women (on-line) through this class who are all supporting and encouraging each other to fly. I wanted to honour this somehow as well, but I didn’t want to use the typical flying creatures such as a bird or butterfly, so I used a fly instead. Not what I would normally gravitate towards, but I like, I like it a lot.
I hope everyone has had a productive weekend as unfortunately it is almost over :(