I was tempted to allow drips which I think would look effective but wasn't brave enough in the end. However, I used a black sharpie pen to add more thickness to some of the lines. Eventually I want to use only black ink to do this but was running out of time so used the sharpie instead. It still didn't feel quite finished at this point so I added some white doodling to the black lines. I tried to create the impression of ribbon unfurling around the black lines but possibly added too much to make this convincing.
Thursday, 21 January 2016
A Different Direction
Amazingly, I find myself blogging two nights in a row but I have been doing so much stuff recently that I find I have quite a lot to blog about. This post is one of the pages I've recently completed for the current round of 'The Circle Journal'. There are seven of us currently passing our journals between us and 'playing' in each other's hand made journals. It's been fabulous fun and I've learned a lot just from seeing everyone's ideas. For Catherine Johnson's journal page I wanted to find a way of making more use of black ink. A lot more. Recently I've been inspired by the work and conceptual thinking of Deb Weiers. I'm also very inspired by Tracy Scott and her take on Deb's ideas too. But I want to find my own way with these ideas; hence the page I'm posting tonight. I hope you like it!
The stencils are all from the Tim Holtz range by Ranger.
So there you have it. The beginning of a new direction for me in art journaling but one I'm keen to explore further. I really hope you like it. I would love you to leave a comment so I know you dropped by. Until the next time! Xxx