Art journal pages are a form of personal expression and I think they have the power to encourage us, lift us up and inspire us when we need it. I always try to add positive messages or sentences to my pages. today I want you to follow your hearts! It can be in a little thing or a large thing, just listen to it…
This page also fits Valentine’s Day although it’s primarily about you and not someone else, but I think loving yourself is just as important! I started the background for this double spread with a tissue paper. Then I added some heart cards from patterned paper that I had in my stash.
I wanted the page to have vibrant colors especially red. So I added Inka Gold in esd color all around the page creating a frame. I used a homemade stencil I created from white cardstock to create the hearts pattern with color sprays. To sharpen the shape and add definition I colored around each shape with different color Big Brush Artist Pens. Then I added a lot of texture to them with inka golds and modeling paste.
I sprayed some more color on the background to add contrast and light and added some black rub-ons for more black color and contrast. Finally I added the letter stickers: Follow your Heart. I only had white stickers so I colored them with a water proof black pen. As a last addition I added butterfly wings to the large heart.
What projects do you create to inspire and encourage you?
Have fun creating!