How do I make decisions when art journaling? Is it a scientific formula based on sound principles of physics and chemistry? Nope. It’s based on the theory of O.O.P.S., Outstanding Opportunities Presenting Suddenly.
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The background began as this aqua colored, very blah page in dire need to more color. Lots more color. Leftover paints on my palette (which was a Gel Press Plate) and the determination to use some of my hoarded washi tapes got the rainbow started.
Strips of washi tape, randomly selected filled in the bottom, leaving just the perfect space for her to be stenciled.
O.O.P.S! I stenciled the words I wanted (with Uplifting Words) to match what was on my mind but it just wasn’t quite right, but every O.O.P.S. is an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly. No idea what the opportunity was in that moment, so I stepped away from it and went on to adding more color with Gelatos.
A bit of white paint and a baby wipe was just what was needed. Baby wipes are the duct tape of art journaling!
It was easy to restencil the words. But this time, I changed it up a bit using slightly different words and it captured the feelings far better than the first time.
The final step was getting some journaling on there to capture my thoughts. And with the shade of her skin, you better believe there was scribble journaling about Wicked in there!
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