Today’s post gives you a glimpse of how I created an art journal page for Valentine’s Day last month.
1. I start with a page of stream of consciousness writing
2. I paint random colors and shapes.
3. On top of the words and colors, I add collage pictures.
4. When I added the photo, I noticed her hands pointed to the word “grow”, from there I chose to use a stencil and finish the page with the leaves.
Sometimes (as in this case), a word from my writing helps me to design the page. Or it can be just a shape or the collaged picture itself. Lately, I’ve been cutting and pasting my own drawings instead of magazine pictures because I don’t want to infringe upon copyright restrictions.
I get asked a lot about my art journal pages and that’s why I published Reflection and Sparks. You can order the e-digest (print or digital) and I include a more detailed tutorial about this process and more art pages. Here's the link.
I am almost finished with next Reflection and Sparks vol. 2. Along with more art, it will include poems and essays. I put out a “call for submissions” on social media and connected with writers.
I am so excited about this collaboration!
More about that in my next post. Stay tuned.