Finally, I had the chance to play with Donna Downey's pan pastel at Scrappingville's mixed-media art jam last week!. The colors are brilliant and what a nice surprise to find that they are not as dusty as I thought they would be.
I adhered some crumpled tissue papers and clear reinforcement rings in the background. Then, generously applied pan pastel (red & blue) with a wet sponge all over the page.
Dabbed black acrylic paint over stencil and drew circles in black india ink. Wrinkles from the crumpled tissue papers. LOL. Smudged a bit of gesso on reinforcement rings to allow them taking some paint. I did a very simple beading. Just attached some beads to safety pins!. A little stitching on paper scraps. [I'm inspired by Dawn's work in this post].
I like my journal to be chunky. If the pages rattle, or ring or overflowed with fibers, ribbons and charms, that's even better!. So that is all. The last entry for my 3rd journal :).
See you next.