Recently I saw a friend joined a group of art journalists, called Journal 52. They are an online group, from all over the world, who love art and want to learn more. Each week there is a prompt to launch your weekly journal page, as well as some technique lessons.
The first week's prompt was Up Up and Away! Sort of like a blast off into the new year. There are so many ways one could go with this. I like to think outside of the box and do something a little unexpected. First, I replaced the title of the prompt and went more with the launching of my creativity. It is, after all, why I am doing this, to launch my creativity and hopefully learn some things and grow along the way.
I have been really digging pages that have a lot of white outlining. Always loved it, never got around to doing it, so this was my chance to play a bit and add white around elements. I love it! Will be doing it again. I started this page off by using my Gelli plate kit that I got from Frog Dog Studio. They are a mixed media kit club and put together so many cool items! I did my prints on deli paper, about the consistency of tissue paper. I like the translucent look and then I just adhere to my journal page. It is also easier to pull the prints on the deli paper and not the journal. The spiral gets in the way. Next I placed a stencil and painted the up arrow, with yellow paint. Then I used my favorite cloud stencil and some fiber paste to create the clouds. I love fiber paste for clouds! It's all kinds of good texture and so fluffy looking. I grabbed some extra print pulls and stamped the hot air balloon, cutting around the edges. I pasted these to the page. I found some word stamps that worked and the flock of birds. Finally I set out with my white pen (I used the souffle one) and got to out lining. I really love how it make everything pop!
I can't wait to get started on the second week's prompt!