Wow! Life seems to have really gotten away from me! It has been crazy around here and unfortunately my blogging time has suffered. I am hoping that I can begin to set time aside strictly for me and From Art To Hippos (I mean who am I kidding there is no life outside of what V is doing and her little circle right? haha!)
Ok, onto the art! I was so very excited to get my hands on a Dylusions black journal! The idea of working on an already dark surface was intriguing to me. Once I got it I had to smear my favorite paints (Dina Wakley Heavy Body) on the page to see how they reacted on the page. I was in love! The colors just popped right off the page! I then took a bazillion stencils out and began just randomly stenciling in colors I hadn’t used to see how they looked.
Once that was done I had no idea where to take this. So, I went to my go to when I have no ideas…circles! One became two, two became four, and the next thing I know my page was covered in circles!
I love how the Uniball Signo wrote over the colors! So I decided to doodle in each circle. Nothing fancy, just a few lines and doodles.
When I began doodling I was planning on filling in every circle, but as I continued I realized I didn’t want to cover up all that beautiful background! So, I gave some of the circles a less detailed look.
In the end, I love how it turned out! It makes for an amazing first page in my new journal! I did notice, however, that anywhere I used the magenta or blackberry paints it did end up bleeding through the white. In this instance, I don’t mind. It will be something to keep in mind for future projects though!!
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Dylusions Journal, DIna Wakley Media Paints (lemon, turquoise, blackberry, magenta, tangerine, lime, white, and ocean), stencils from The Crafters Workshop, Uniball Signo Pen.