This has been a journal page that has spanned months. I started it and then it buried under a pile of other projects. Does that ever happen to you? As I cleaned up my studio I found this and finished it instead of finishing my cleaning…
Started with gesso and a bit of modeling paste and punchinella for texture.
As a kid I loved going to the Cincinnati Zoo because of the peacocks that roamed freely. Their magnificent colors and plumage were the best part of the day. When I saw Julie Balzer’s peacock stencil I had to own it. Here I used it with pan pastels.
Sealed with a bit of acrylic polymer from Dick Blick.
Ever sit down to art and nothing seems to happen? When I get hit with this I often start making elements for the future. These were made so long ago- various rubber stamps of journaling boxes onto a randomly colored paper. These came in very handy for this journal page.
I kept adding touches of color. Almost colored the photos but in the end the black and white contrast won out.
Over the years I have collected quite a few old photos which I found almost as precious as my own family photos. Not any more. I am determined to start using those supplies I have saved for the “perfect project” since the “perfect project” comes along so infrequently.
I have no idea who these people are but they still had a story to share with me. They inspired my journaling guided me along the way as I created this. What’s been inspiring you lately? Need inspiration? Check out Art Journal Every Day and Creative Every Day!