Have you seen the Creative Jumpstart Video by Dina Wakley? It has been a great jump start for me and the fear of the white page. This week I finished off a couple of journal pages that were partly started using her ideas.
The owl is out of a homewares brochure that came in the junk mail in the letterbox. The paper wasn’t very thick, but he didn’t wrinkle when I glued him down – thank goodness. I used a Scarlet Lime journalling pen from Christy Tomlinson. It flows really well although it is quite thick, so you don’t get as much control as you could with a finer nib. And of course, I rush my writing which doesn’t help.
I’m really enjoying the Artist Marks stamps – especially the thick and fine ink splatters (Etsy store coming soon). They just fill in those spaces that feel like they are missing a little somethin ‘somethin’. The white is Ranger paint dabber, the black is Brilliance inkpad.
I did this page quite quickly and without too much thought which is the complete opposite of how I normally work. It was a nice surprise how this page turned out and it is starting to lead me to a possible signature style or style for the moment. I will share the other page I completed with you soon.