Friday, October 22, 2010

Wisdom Journal Page - more on Inktense pencils

Playing more with Inktense pencils by Derwent  I made this background page.                                     
I started by painting a watercolor paper page in my journal with gesso. Then colored with the Inktense pencils and applied water with a brush and a squirt bottle and let someof the color drip down the page.  I then used some sequin waste as a stencil to make the dots (using pigment ink pads).  And stamped a owl a couple times that I used on one of the collage elements (see journal page below).

Here's that wise 'ol owl in the collaged page, stamped on ledger paper, which 
is used alot in this journal, sort of a recurring theme (the inner edge of each page is trimmed with it also).  The stamp is part of a great set that includes an awesome Raven.  It's available from Stampin' Up and I order through my friend Laurel's website here.  I stamped the
image of the man on a piece of decorative scrapbook paper, tore the edges and glued it down. (he looks Chinese, and wasn't Confucious Chinese and full of wisdom?)  I edged the paper pieces with coordinating inks to what I used on the background. 
I had started this page because I had been playing around with Zentangle letters and had doodled the word "wisdom".  I colored the background of the word with a deep indigo Inktense pencil after I had glued it down as the white background stood out too much.  I used a couple skeleton leaves. one was alteady teal, the other I colored with a pigment ink pad.  I cut the loop off some asian charms and glued them down over the leaves.  Added a used postage stamp and a cut out butterfly and decided that was all the wisdom I had to add to the page! I hope it brings me some wisdom...
Thanks for taking a look!

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic! Love your background. I think I have some of these pencils here; will have to check. I'd love to give them a try!