Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Repeating Elements In My Journal

The theme this week for the Documented Life Project is Repeating Elements.  I realized that I often repeat the same element several times on my art journal pages. I usually repeat things at least three times or if more an uneven number of times.

This page has several layers of paint on the substrate. I used yellow and then I dripped Neon purple. Then I used a paint brush to move the paint a bit more. This page started out vertical and somehow ended up horizontal.  That's typical of my work. It evolves as I go along. 

The diamonds are a Patti Parrish stencil from Istencil and embossing paste mixed with purple craft paint. The blue flowers are a stencil I bought at one of the big box hobby stores and craft paint.  The white circles are made with a smashed toilet paper roll and gesso.  The large flowers are made with my new Donna Downey stencil also from Istencil and neon purple craft paint.  

I outlined the flowers with Inktense pencils to make them pop.  I also added a bit of Inkense pencil to the white ovals because they were a bit too white. Grunging them a little sent them to the background.

Link:  The Documented Life Project  Paint Party Friday, The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge  


  1. Beautifully done and the colors are so awesome as your choices putting around.

    Your great. Just looking in.

  2. I really like this Boo. You have achieved great depth to it; each layer is obvious. I like the toilet roll shapes. great idea. :o))

  3. This is gorgeous! I love background and the pretty purple flowers.Thanks so much for joining us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  4. very pretty! i love those poppies. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!