I was thinking of spring when I made this page: soft breezes, flowers, sunshine, light, and warmth all came to mind, so that’s what I tried to portray in this page. Sometimes, art journaling is more about capturing a mood, a moment, or a random thought than it is about trying to say something profound.
This page was made from start to finish in one sitting — a rare thing for me! I knew I wanted to use the floral sticker, so I selected colours that would closely match it, and used them to create the background using acrylic paint applied with baby wipes. I let one colour overlap another, making sure that each colour was repeated at least once or twice on both sides of the page. I added the sticker on the right side of the page, but it looked too stark. (It looked like a sticker!) So to incorporate it into the page, I selected tan paint that closely matched the tan colour of the sticker’s background and applied it through punchinella (sequin waste) with a sponge. I also added touches of blue background paint over the edges of the sticker. In other words, I brought the sticker’s background out — and the page’s background in — to blur the line where the page ends and the sticker begins.
Final embellishments included a couple strips of washi tape and a small floral image. I rubberstamped the word “Spring” and then hand wrote the other words on the page.