Do you ever just feel the need to finish something?
I don't often (just ask my friend Debbie how I am at swap deadlines...).
In my journal lot's of pages are works in progress and I like it that way. I work on a journal page for awhile, then go on to another. Or sometimes I just work on backgrounds for awhile and another time get inspiration for what to do with that background.
Today I felt like finishing something.
This journal page has been in the works for a long time. First I did a layer of gesso, then background with aquas and greens of craft paint I smooshed around with a wet baby wipe. Loved the color so let that sit for awhile. Then, while working on some trees I had made out of dictionary and book pages I had painted green I got the idea for the large circles and painted the borders and cut them out of the leftovers of the painted text - all inspired by my fav art how to book. It's by LK Ludwig. I added the bright green dots at the bottom with sequin waste and acrylic paint. And the maroon dots with acrylic paint and the stick end of a paint brush. Then the page sat for a long time. Just the other day I bought a few colored pens (Bic Mark-It, they were open stock at Staples for 69 cents each if you bought 10, so I got 5 and my mom got 5) and drew circles around the maroon dots.
Today I decided to finish the page and dedicate to the thoughts that were going 'round and 'round in my head last night when I couldn't get to sleep. I punched circles out of dark green cardstock, then stamped letters on lt green paper and punched them with a smaller circle punch. Glued them all together with my ever essential and trusty glue stick and adhered to the page.
I really like the way all the layers come together to make the page. More layers than usual for me. Maybe not as many layers as my friend, Paula - Journal Artista. She is the layer goddess! Does really beautiful pages. You should check out some of her vids on YouTube . She shares alot of great journaling. Has some great tutorials for beginners too. Also does some live journaling on UStream - you will meet a great group of artists there. You can find info about her UStream from her YouTube.
Hope everyone has a great summer weekend!
Stay cool and creative!