Happy first day of April everyone.
Since it is a new month, it's time for a new challenge at Art Journal Journey.
Before I write about that, I want to say THANK YOU to Sheila for being such a fantastic host last month. Single flowers was a really fun challenge. It was a little trickier at first than I expected also. It's so easy to want to use lots of flowers.
Also thanks to all of you who joined in also.
This month Eileen, from The Artful Crafter's blog, was supposed to be our host. She picked Inspired By as her theme. I know she was excited and working on some art for this challenge before her heart surgery because she left some hints in a T Day post about being ready for an April art commitment.
Unfortunately, as many of you probably know, Eileen didn't make it through the surgery and recovery process. It's still a really sad thing, so we admins at Art Journal Journey decided to honor her by keeping her theme this month. Chris, also known as Pearshapedcrafting and I, Erika, also known as BioArtGal will both be hosting this month.
I am sure Eileen's creative spirit will be a part of your art this month. Share your inspired art with us. You may be inspired by someone or something from your life. You may be inspired by your dreams. Whatever inspires you, we'd love you to share your art journaling with us.
I wanted my first page to be inspired by Eileen and to have something of her in it. I know she had been doing a lot of layering in her art so I did some of that. And she was often posting a photo of her glass of wine when she participated in T day. Even though I am not very good at drawing wine glasses, I made a big one in gold to raise a toast to Eileen.
My page began with a watercolor wash. Then I used matte medium to attach some TH printed tissue paper. I colored the flowers and leaves for some detail. Then with a stencil and some molding paste I added some dimension to the page. The words are from a very very old set from Autumn Leaves ( do you remember them?) that I colored in with gel pens and markers.
The page was still unfinished, so I used watercolors to over the dried modeling paste. That made the page a bit too bright, so I finished my background by sponging on some white gesso. Finally I added the wine glass.
I hope you will join us this month with your own inspirations. I look forward to seeing your creations.