Today I have a page to share over at Art Journal Journey. This month we are remembering Eileen and her chosen theme Inspired By.
I am also linking my journal page up to Creative Mixed Media Challenge. This challenge is optional as long as you use various types of media.
My page was inspired by all the bits and pieces I found when cleaning off my work table recently. This even included the background (made by pouring paint onto watercolor paper and then using an old credit card to get the striped effect) which was sitting in a pile of backgrounds I had made but hadn't used.
The arched window on the background made me think of stained glass, and I thought my background had a stained glass feel. I didn't want to keep so much blue on my whole page however.
I applied some gesso and wiped it away behind and around the window while it was still wet. I then used some various brown inks on the window itself and attached it. The flowers in the vase were stamped and fussy cut and sitting in my pile, but I added some color to them. The bits of trim and the quote stamped on acetate were also on my pile, but I did cut the quote apart to vary it. And finally, the sun worked well with the quote and looked good on the page, so I added that also.
Hope you like it, and I
hope your day is going well.
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