I started by painting both sides first with black Gesso, then white gesso but leaving a wide margin of the black gesso all around the pages. For the darker of the two pages I also drew/scribbled into the white gesso while it was still wet.
I also added some text paper to the scribbled page with matte medium.
Then it was a case of adding paint with a dry brush until I was happy with the colour blending and using the same colours to add more layers with stencils and stamping.
I also added Snowflake and Little Blackdress in different areas using bottle tops, the side of a scraper and PaperArtsy mini stamps. I used a lovely little Stampotique image for the main focus on the first page. This was stamped and coloured with my prisma colours. I prepared the area with Snowflake so the image wouldn't be overshadowed by so much detail in the background.
I prepared several images to see which would best complement the background. I added a little bit of doodling with a white gel pen. I used washi tape around the painted white box I'd created for the focal image and to help 'ground' it so it wouldn't appear to be floating. Then I typed a title to finish the page. The second page, using different colours was developed in the same way but completed very differently. I just had great fun with this page.
To complete the page I used a large jar lid to draw out three circles. Using my finger and the new Crayola Twistables/slick sticks that I'd bought from PaperArtsy at Port Sunlight, I blended various colours inside and round the circumference of the circles, but where I used the crayons too heavily I found they were easy to remove and knock back with a baby wipe to reveal the paint colour underneath. I then used a stencil to add white paint across the circles to create an explosion of paint through the page. I also splattered Snowflake paint with a paintbrush to add to the effect. I only needed to add some labels to complete the page. I hope Hazel likes what I've added to her journal. I certainly enjoyed the process. Hope you enjoyed the post too. I would love to know you dropped by.