I thought I would share my process of art journaling -- with both art and words -- but words I don't necessarily want public.
First I write -- in pencil and fill my page with just rambling. Sometimes I turn the page this way and that to make it even more random. Then I take a permanent marker and draw on top of the writing.
When I have filled the page with both words and art I use Gesso to fill in the background and hide most of the words.
The art kinda starts coming to life at this point and you can't really make out what I'm writing about -- just random words here and there! When the background is all filled in I start adding color.
I've recently discovered Tim Holtz Distress paints are perfect and lovely for art journaling and painting like watercolor paints. I'm pretty much smitten with the paints.
I think I'm going to have to have them all. yes. ALL. Plus, the colors are LOVELY.
When I'm done with all the painting, you can't really make out what I was writing about, just that I painted over a page filled with hand-written words.
When you are done, your page looks beautiful, you worked out your feelings for the day AND you made some pretty art.
What more could a gal ask for anyway?
Thanks for stopping by, hope you had a GREAT weekend!
PS. What's your favorite Distress Paint color?