Over at Kraafters Kommunity, a G+ Community, they have Word of Inspiration Wednesday. Heather (the owner) posts a prompt to help inspire you on a project. This week the word was 'prudence'. What this word prompt made me think about is that old adage 'think before you speak' or maybe even what Grandmas everywhere say 'If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all'. Lately I have seen so many artists I respect from Youtube or my G+ Communities post that they have been hurt by what someone said about their art, or even by someone putting 'thumbs down' on their video. I think that this is a big problem in how we communicate on the Internet. Because we can't see a person to read their body language, or hear their reactions, we think we can just say anything to them. I made a page in my Gelli jumpstart journal about this subject.
I picked this really pretty pink background layout to start. Then I made a sketch of the quintessential calm and thoughtful person...someone meditating. I also printed out what she should have on her
t-shirt on my computer. I know the pencil is hard to see..
Next I painted over the figure using white gesso and black gesso on her leggings. I also used matte liquid medium to attach the saying onto her shirt.
Then, I painted in the figure using water soluble crayons and acrylic paints. If you would like to learn this coloring method that is great for skin, I recommend classes by Tam Laporte at Willowing Arts.
Next I wanted to add more layers and also unify the pages, so I added text stamping in white, and a harlequin stamped image in dark purple acrylic paint.
Then I stamped the title on the page using large and smaller stamps with black archival ink. I also added some paisley looking images with the same ink.
To finish everything off I used my Sakura white gel pen to draw in some squiggly line highlights.
I hope you enjoyed this project. Leave me a comment below if you did... but if you don't have anything nice to say then maybe be prudent! :)