Again I say Rejoice!
I started this art journal page yesterday. It did not exactly work out like I planned but I learned a bit about the different mediums I was using. I started by covering my page with black gesso rather than the white base I normally use. I wanted to use my Derwent Inktense blocks. I wasn't sure how they would work on this but assumed that I would get brite and vibrant color contrasting with the black background. I know they are supposed to really come alive with water. So, I put down some and then wet my page. BIG mistake. It blended the gesso with the ink and just gave me dark. Nothing brite and nothing vibrant. I did see though that the colors were brite if I just used them over it so that is what I decided to do with the rest of the page and I just used various different colors of Intense blocks all over. Next I used a few different designs of Tim Holtz tissue tape in different directions all over the page. Then I put the page away for the day.
This morning I woke up and decided that the theme I wanted to use for this page was Rejoice! I just kept hearing Philippians 4:4 playing in my head musically. I wanted to bring back the brite colors of the Inktense blocks but when I made my word selection for Rejoice they were too thick to use to color the letters because they are blocks and not pencils. This gave me an opportunity to use something else I rarely use - my set of Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I still have not quite gotten the hang of blending them but this would give me the opportunity to play in CASual-Friday challenge to use markers. I surrounded my verse with more tissue tape using the musical notes since it was singing in my head. This added in Frosted Designs challenge to use music. I simply love Word Art Wednesday and will also submit yet again for challenge #64 Anything Goes.
Here is my creation:
Thanks for stopping by. Today I am hoping to rejoice and do a lot of creating so please come back again later to see what else turns up!