“Be Bright”

The process of art journaling, for me, can be very therapeutic. It’s something I can turn to when I need to explore emotions or experiences that are bigger than me and I find that more often than not, by the time I’m done, I’ve managed to work through the issue, leaving it behind on the pages of my art journal.

This week I’ve been exploring some old baggage that I’ve been lugging around for quite a while now, so after a tough week, a little Friday night art therapy was definitely in order!

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I started by scraping on a layer of Dina Wakley’s media acrylic (I LOVE her paints) in turquoise into my journal with an old gift card and adding some texture by using a pallet knife to spread modeling paste over a stencil.

Once that was dry, I used fluid medium to adhere layers of torn paper and a few embellishments, to give the page movement and create even more texture. I finished it all off with some stamping, strips of my own homemade washi tape, and a few doodles using Posca metallic paint pens, which are awesome, by the way.2014-10-04 08.58.35

This was a fun page for me, I like how it turned out and best of all, I walked out of my art room feeling brighter and just a little bit lighter yesterday.

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