I like to look for ways to use the pastes that go beyond just applying them through a stencil. So, today I created an Art Journal Page that only used brushes to apply the paste.
On the background I used a wider dry brush to create texture and on the image I used a smaller brush layering the colour over and over.
My daughter is really into the Disney princesses at the moment and I can't say I am disappointed. I love watching the movies, I love the messages and I love the Princesses. My favourites are Cinderella and Ariel but I love Belle and Anna too. Oh, who am I kidding I love them all. I think this layout is the start of a Princess series from me. I have a whole heap of ideas that I just need to find the time to get onto paper. Who's your favourite princess?
I kept the background pretty dark on this layout using the 'Leather' and 'Dusty Charcoal' Colour Blast pastes with the dry brush. The background was something that I had started a while ago and then it got but to the side at some point.
For the apple I used red Acrylic paint mixed with 'Snow White' colour paste. I don't have any red in my collection and to be honest I have been meaning to buy some for a while but everytime I have some spare money and put in an order, Red gets pushed to the bottom of the list when I look as some of the other amazing colours. Red is back at the top now. But that being said - the paste mixed nicely with the red acrylic and created a poison apple red that was better that I could have imagined. I then applied straight 'Snow White' to create the apples shine. For the leaf I use 'Envy' and 'Apple of my Eye'. They look great together.
My lettering still needs a lot of work but it is slowly getting better. I need to find a white pen that works well for journalling - I tried a Posca paint pen but I always have trouble getting them to write fluidly. What's your favourite Art Journalling pen? I resorted to using liquid white out which a fellow Art Journaller suggest to me and it worked but wasn't as fine as I wanted. Any advice is appreciated!
As always, I have created a process video for you to have a look at - Art Journalling is something I want to find more time for. I really enjoy it. Go check out my YouTube Channel Popleopod.