Finished a new journal page, first page of the journal chronologically. It had the gorgeous picture of the bunny on it that I had to keep intact! She is rushing away in such a determined manner - I just love her.
Credits for this page are due! I followed Ricë Freeman-Zachery's suggestion to use a photocopied image of myself on the page http://voodoonotes.blogspot.com/2008/09/part-ii-art-journal-page-backgrounds.html . Have decided to get my son to take a pile of photographs of me with all different expressions, which I will print a pile of each of them out all ready to go. Then I will just pick the expression I want for the page I am doing at the time! Thanks Ricë!
The other credit is to Suzan Buckner and her suggestions on how to create a journal page with colour and collage http://thriftycollageartist.blogspot.com/2008/02/step-by-step-instructions-to-jouranl.html . It helped me look at the edges of the page as a frame for the writing in the middle, encouraged me to go for bright colours, and made me try highlighters. Thanks Suzan!
The process was: collaged pages of penpal letters and vintage book page, acrylic paint washes, stickers, highlighter, gel pen, felt pens, soffle pens. I just kept going till I felt it looked balanced enough. The felt pen writing is a bit heavy, that's because I need to go and buy some sharpies. This was the only felt pen I had in the house that would write over the underlayers. Hoping to buy some today!
Very bright colours, and busy, but I like it!