J52: Haphazard Valentine

Journal52 2015, Week 7

Prompt: Valentines

I skipped week 6 for J52. I’ll try to come back to it later. This page started out a little differently. A couple weeks ago, while I was in Toronto, I bought some new art supplies. I decided to use a blank page in my journal to try them out. I was staying at my aunt’s place in Toronto. She is an artsy, crafty type person too and she has all kinds of supplies. She even has a whole room just for arts and crafts. I am so envious!! Anyway, she was kind enough to let me use some of her stuff. I tried some stencils and stamps and I experimented with Distress Ink.

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The experiment page came out a mess. It was mostly pink with smudged stamps and blobs of gesso and gel medium everywhere. It didn’t really matter though, it was meant for experimenting. Then, this Valentines prompt came up. I figured the page was already pink, so why not. I scribbled on some hearts and lines with various colours of gelatos. I found a quotes about love from Charles Shultz that wasn’t too mushy, so I went with that. I cut out some chocolate from a magazine to go with it. I muted the bright colours on the page with watered down white gesso. Once that dried, I added some black pastel to the hearts for depth and I wrote the quote with a Signo Uniball pen.

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There is my haphazard valentine.

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. clare
    Feb 22, 2015 @ 14:42:09

    This turned out beautiful!


  2. trentpmcd
    Feb 22, 2015 @ 14:53:24

    Love the final page.


  3. sparklesanddarkness
    Feb 22, 2015 @ 17:00:14

    Love the butterflies! I am huge fan of butterflies!! BEAUTIFUL!


  4. Carrie Lynn
    Feb 25, 2015 @ 06:33:56

    love makes the world go round but chocolate makes it a lot more livable. love your page and its wonderful how you turn your perceived disasters as something you can be proud of. way to go sistah!


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