All I can say is, “AAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHHH”! This is not as easy as I thought it would be, even with Tammy from Daisy Yellows great suggestions. Just to recap, yesterday’s page (page 1) was too thought out and not free enough. So for today, I decided to try to let myself go and enjoy the process, which is what art journaling is all about. Well I did that and I HATE the result. I think I tried so hard not to do what I usually do, that there is a rigidity in the opposite direction. Does that make sense? Anyway, this journal page is not me or my style at all. BUT, I did learn some things which will help in the future.
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Now, being the genius I am, I first had to look up what the heck Cadmium Yellow and Vermilion are. Basically I came up with mustard yellow and dried blood red. I decided to use water color paper and water colors since I don’t usually use them.
I should have just stopped here. This is when the page looked its best. Then I followed her directions to add some words, and images and more paints and doodles and whatever. Then this wonderful background became this…
I’m actually embarrassed to even show it, but I promised. The only good thing about this train wreck is that I learned some stuff.
1. Water color paper takes a very long time to dry
2.Water color paper curls up and must be pressed a lot
3. My sharpie marker works better than my black paint pens
4. I MUST BE TRUE TO MYSELF AND NOT TRY TO BE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE!!!
So, that being said, I’m off to work on page 3, with yet a little more knowledge. I hope some of you have tried art journaling, even if it’s just making doodles in a notebook. This is certainly stretching me in many ways, but I am enjoying the learning process!