Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Art Journal Challenge: Put a Button on it

Good day!  It's a glorious morning here in Arizona. 
We are creeping up in temps, but the nights and mornings are still cool and beautiful!
After my morning devotional I raced to the craft room with coffee in hand
 (Cause I don't do much til that's done!)
I was excited to pull another prompt, and get back at creating!
As you can see from the title, today is Put a Button on It.
And I immediately started to overthink what a button would do to my journal this early in the game. 
I'm picturing the bumps and bruises to future spreads. 

I should preface this page with I put gesso on this page last night when I had too much come out of the bottle when I was gessoing some tags.
And as Dina Wakley often says, gesso is like wearing underwear. 
So I can't say I'm sad I did. 
Anyways, I layered on some scribble sticks, and then moved the pigment around with water. 

I flicked some of the Olive stick and the Black stick for some splatter. 
Then I had an ah ha moment (Bear with me, it's been a while since I journaled!)
I remembered how to make yummy backgrounds... 
So I grabbed some that were laying on the desk and went to town.
Then I grabbed some prints I made with the gel plate yesterday, and hand drew and cut out the hearts.

I'm loving them! 

Lastly I worked up the tag.  It had also been printed on with the gel plate yesterday (when I made my sister's birthday card.)

I looked about for a sentiment, and settled on this one.  It's pretty true as I've only done yoga once, and I'm pretty sure I didn't wear yoga pants that one time!  

I hope you are enjoying following along, and remember to leave a comment for a chance to win a set of Scribble Sticks for yourself!   


1 comment:

Thank you for all your comments! They are the cherry on top of my sundae!