I have another Guest Designer sample to share with you for Redlead Paperworks.
Not sure what I would label this as because it isn’t a card, it isn’t on canvas and it isn’t in my art journal. It is a panel of watercolour paper, so I will say an art journal page.
The lovely stencil I was lucky enough to receive to play with is Summer Floral Stems. The good news, this stencil is the Redlead Stencil of the Week, on offer for a special price and can be found HERE)
The notion of those early summer mornings, or even in Springtime, when there is a beautiful mist, touches of morning dew on the grass and on the petals of flowers and you know there is the promise of blue skies later in the day.
Morning Dew. You might have thought I had an accident but no, rightly or wrongly (!) this was intentional. I wanted the stencilled flower stems on this side to have a slightly diffused appearance so I simply held my breath and applied water, allowing the paint and pen ink to smudge. I did have paper towel to hand to stop it from bleeding too much.
Journalling is not something I am comfortable with as I am uncomfortable at the thought of anyone reading personal thoughts and musings. During a chat with the incredibly talented Renee she suggested I try loopy handwriting and how it is okay to obscure the writing. Her words were in my mind as I worked on this page as I had not planned on including any journalling but the more I looked at the flower stems, they looked the perfect place to journal. Before when I have included journalling (on the few AJ pages I have worked on) the writing was almost the first layer so it was then obscured with paints, etc.
I naturally have never small handwriting, although it has increased in size over the years – deliberately. I actually had a lecturer who took me aside to say I had the neatest of handwriting however, if I did not try to write larger then there was the likelihood that when it came to exam marking, the marker would penalise me for my handwriting!
I am not completely satisfied as I imagine the writing should be larger and I wanted it to be loopier (strange in a way as my regular handwriting is quite loopy) but I intend to work at this until I can adopt a handwriting style which I would be happy with for journalling purposes, I want it to be more of a scrawl.
Patches of colour peek through from lilac to blue and from soft pink to a more candy pink.
Scattered on the page is stamping in the form of labels. All those labels and there are even more, are from the Little Labels Morning Dew set.The fabric patterns still peek through although the colours were muted with the applications of paint which I was happy with. Thank You so much for visiting this scheduled post.
Have a lovely weekend whatever your plans may be.
11 Sep 2014 26 Comments