Who needs a deadline! Who needs the stress of having to finish right now! I sure don’t! But I used to think I was required to finish in one session. Shockingly, that led to creativity crushing stress.
I decided that stress was not what I wanted so just rewrote the rules and gave myself permission to work in stages, days or even months apart. Here’s an art journal page that has been in progress for a very long time.
This page has had lots and lots of layers…I would come back to it a week after week and add little bits but in the end, most of it was covered up. That’s the beauty of art journaling, I can just add another layer until I like it.
I cut out one of my Gelli printed faces from the September Colorful Gelli Print Party. You can see the video showing how easy this was to do here. I have a wonderful stack of prints that I can use whenever the time is right.
A touch of script thanks to my Rembrandt’s Words stencil.
I like layers so I added more to the script with a scribbly layer of white.
Art journaling is all about getting in touch with what I’m feeling so I grabbed a white pencil and scribbled out my thoughts.
The face was just one layer and I love layers so I added some fine line sketching and scribbling with the new Derwent paint pens. I found them to be very opaque – I’ll keep using them before I decide if these are as great as I hope they are. Of course, I’ll share here what I learn!
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