If you have been following my blog for the last few days, you may know that I had a breakthrough, of sorts, through my art journaling practice. See my original post here, where I talked about the inspiration for the pages I am about to show you. This is a bit “raw” and more than I usually reveal on my blog, but I can’t help myself. It just feels right to share this.
So, when I last typed, this is what my spread looked like:
Through the process of “found poetry”, these are the words that came together to form my poem.
So, off I went…I grabbed my Dylusions ink sprays in happy colors, and began adding to play. I had previously covered the “found” words with removable frisket, which masks them, to keep them from getting inky and painty by the layers I planned to add. I tried to remember to take photos along the way, but I found myself in a bit of an art trance, so I didn’t get very many.
The image below was created with black gesso and a stencil (by iStencils):
The words were added with a stencil by Stencil Girl.
And, that’s it for the process photos. The following photos are the finished spread. I added some Tim Holtz rubons, stamping, wood veneer shapes and words (colored with Zig Wink of Stella glitter pens), doodles, etc. Then, I removed the frisket to reveal the poem.
So, despite being initially inspired by an Inspiration Wednesday lesson, I definitely went in my own direction, and the final spread looks nothing like Donna’s lesson. Sometimes that happens, and I’m totally okay with that! The point is to get inspired, right? 🙂