Welcome back! I am so glad that you will be joining me on this journey as I learn more about altering a journal. Since my goal is to have people write in this journal, I am trying to keep the colors I use on the light side. Sometimes this has worked better than others, but I am always learning.
The first page I did this time was also a water color page.
I made more of an effort to blend the colors as I moved from one to another. The blotting you see is my not letting the paper properly dry before turning the page (oops). I am glad there are no mistakes in art 😉
At the bottom I used a stencil and sponged in a gray ink.
I was itching to get some more bold coloring so for the next pages I chose to blend the Ranger Distress inks
straight onto the page. For this to be most effective I chose a 3 color scheme of one green shade and two blue shades, blending one into the other. I used my Twinkle background stamp with Purple Memento ink. I think the layered stamp is a bit too dark, so next time I will stamp off before stamping on the page.
Satisfied with my first effort of blending ink on an entire page, I tried it again, this time with darker colors.
While I love the look, I think it may be too dark for people to write on. Again, I used a color scheme of 3 colors; a reddish orange, blue and purple. The top image is embossed with black embossing powder and the lattice image is done with brown chalk ink. Hopefully the lower half of the page will be bright enough that any writing will show easily with a black pen or marker.
With each page I do I am learning what works and what doesn’t and adjust my approach and materials accordingly. What matters the most to me is that my sister and nephew are both happy with how the pages look, and that is really all that matters the most.
I hope you will join me as I continue to share pictures of the pages I create and more about my learning during this journey.