I am exactly half of the way through this creative month. I can see a light at the end of the tunnel. It will get busy near the end of the month because Thanksgiving is at my house this year (lots of cleaning and cooking and entertaining) so I want to do quick and easy art projects from here on out.
I decided to try to catch up with my art journaling group journal52.com. This week’s prompt was to use a napkin (or tissue paper or paper towel) in our art journal. I already had a background that I had created several months ago on which to start. I had glued down inky paper towels (with a diamond motif) onto a piece of watercolor paper that had been used to mop up paint from a painting I had been working on. That background sat for several months because I wasn’t sure what to do with it.
I stared at the background a while and saw a ‘figure’ at the center of the page. I created an angel since there was already a green pattern I could use as her dress and the inky paper towels had the rough shape of wings. I used a Stabilo All pencil to outline the angel and her wings then painted the face/hair/wings with acrylic paints. That was difficult over the texture of the paper towels (especially the face) but I worked with it anyway. I then partially painted in the black circles with orange acrylic paint. As a final step, I did some stamping (the word “Grace” under the angel, the triangle pattern at the bottom of the page, and the crown on the angel’s head).
Voila! It seems perfect for the holiday season.
I hope you find inspiration to create something today too!