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).
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 theimage 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!