It took me long before I could post this page. I managed to paint and collage while entertaining my cat Fuji ... talking about multi tasking, yes?
The theme was Monochrome Colors. I had the page misted with dark blue glimmer mist over a stencil from before. Over that, I had collaged prints from an old book and some washi tapes. By doing this ahead of time, I really don't have to prepare the page much.
I tried not to paint at all, so I used a tan colored tissue paper as my background. Glued pieces of the crumpled tissue paper to the page with mod podge. Did this over entire page. After that dried, you'd have a beautiful textured, lovely tan colored page without a splash of paint!. Neat right?.
Then stamped a couple of doors and butterfly images and added some printed words. Lastly, drew circles and wrote inspirational quotes with black india ink. Dripped some, splashed some. My ink smeared badly, I think must have been the tissue paper. Then I finger-dabbed some diluted black india ink on a strip of punchinella along the bottom of the page.
When all that done, my page really looking sad and gloomy. So, I drew a box with red acrylic artist ink around the word 'COURAGE'.
That's it. I'm liking the tissue paper technique, it almost giving a rough texture of a tree bark. I definitely going to experiment more of this.
I'm linking up this 'Monochromatic' art journal page to Stencils & Masks challenge @ Frilly & Funkie. First time entering an art journal page to any challenges, so this should be fun.
Until then, happy journaling :)