Art Journal: This is a Happy Life

When I begin an art journal page, I often don’t know exactly how it will shape up.  I begin by applying colour to the background (usually ink or paint), and then add layers until it feels “right”.  This is an example of such a page.

I made this background by splattering and applying Distress and Oxide inks through a stencil with a blending tool.  The two found images were added, some washi tape, and a metal embellishment.  “This is a Happy Life” and the silver stars are rub-ons.  I used a micron pen to journal along the edge of the images.

I don’t always know where I’m going with a page, but by “jumping in”, I can see where it leads me!


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