This week in my art journal I have been playing with stencils, single line drawing and making a spread using only pinks. All super fun! Thanks to the fine folks at Get Messy Art Journaling for the ideas and enthusiasm.
This double page was made by applying a thin layer of gesso then I used the stencil I made to create the all over design. All in an old book I have selected to use as a sketchbook. Watercolor paint created a nice gentle colour which is lighter and darker at random. You can see the stencil on the right of the photo, so it took a few layers to cover the page. I am a little bit in love with this effect though and I have fallen hard for stencil making.
Making a drawing using a single line and not taking your pencil/pen off the page until you are done sounds rather intimidating, but this was such a great exercise. I took the pressure off myself and grabbed a teal blue colored pencil and started with the pencils in the jar and worked my way down the page until it was full. A very loose interpretation of the junk on my table when I am drawing, but a very enjoyable one.
Finally, Emily at Squiggle and Swirl threw down the colour gauntlet and challenged us to make a page using the same colours. I decided to use pinks. I really liked making this page even though the dots which were made with a hole puncher, took an age to stick down. Pink hedgehogs are rare I think!
So that was my week of art journaling, I wonder what will appear in the next week? You never know do you? What might happen when you open your sketchbook and grab a pen or a brush or a stencil?!
Happy Thursday and happy journaling!
How long did it take to make that Stencil, I am in awe! Love your line drawing and of course the pink page. Thanks for joining in and I’m so happy you are enjoying the art journaling too!
Hi Emily, I made a two row stencil and repeated across the page, to make the stencil I drew the triangle design on paper then traced/cut it out. Didn’t take long. I am loving the art journaling!
So great! Love your single line drawing, especially!
Thanks so much Linda! The line drawing was super fun to do.
Love how your pages are looking Clare!. I am enjoying these prompts for this season too, they are lots of fun.
I am getting into it now Romana, it took me a while though!
Oh yes Clare, pink hedgehogs are very, very rare & extremely special! haha love it…I certainly agree how great it is never knowing which direction journalling prompts are going to take you.
Hi Gilly! I would love to see a real pink hedgehog! I popped over to your blog and I love your pages, such variety and colour.
I am loving making my own stencils too. I am up to three so far. Great pages Clare – love them all.
Hi Tanyalee! I have three on the same sheet which isn’t always helpful, maybe I need to plan that better! Thanks for stopping by x
Such great pages!! Love the stencil! I have yet to make one yet but it’s on my list of things to try! 🙂
Hi Gisele, you must try a stencil, they are so cool, especially when you designed and made it yourself!
Love all of these. Thanks for the idea for the stencil. I have made one with a handful of sized circles but really love the idea of making my own stencils this year.
The stencil worked way better than I expected to be honest and I want to make more!