Journal 52 Prompt... Use a photo in your journal.
The background was done with thick gesso that I stamped into with a leaf stamp from Inkadinkado. When it dried I painted it with leftover green paint. I colored in part of the leaves with a permanent marker... not my best idea because I ruined the tip on the textured background.
To get the speckles I used a metallic dish scrubber that I dipped in white gesso and then in a darker green. You have to stamp it off on scrap paper first so you don't get blobs of paint.
(I'm sure blob is a technical painting term. :) This pages feels great to the touch: lots of texture.
The photos are mounted on leftover pieces of paper towels and baby wipes. I printed the words with a laser copy machine so they would be water resistant.
As you can probably tell I tend to get paint all over my hands when I work in my journal. I've been taking snapshots of my hands for a year. I don't know why... maybe I knew the page was in my future. Scooter comes up to me all the time when I'm painting. I guess he's lucky he's not multicolored!
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