Hi everyone! This week the Journal 52 prompt was Color swatch inspiration and I chose to be inspired by greens!! I really love being challenged each week with a prompt that I haven't thought of myself. It really is a fun challenge!!
I started with pan pastels and just rubbed them onto my journal page and created a base.
Next, I brought out the stencils and added a few more layers ...
And after I was done getting the pan pastel color down, I sealed it with workable fixative.
I really did like the background as it was but I wanted to add a picture to the page and the colors were a little bright. So mixed a little gesso and water to create a wash to mute the greens and purple colors.
Using old paper scraps to create my 'tree' and fence!
Now, came the fun part - what color to make the fence?! I started with a muted green and brown idea. But when I painted up this green color ... and then the teal - I knew I had to go for the color!!
I didn't quite have the right color paper for the job, so I made my own. i stamped on plain white paper. Then colored over the stamp with the awesome Silks Acrylic Glaze!! They are translucent and shiny - what could be better!!??
I added in my purple flowers, doodled and highlighted with pens to finish the page!