Today is Wednesday and I am all prepared to show you my deskish sort of mess. For those of you saying "what???" Go check out premium desk hopping at Stamping Ground, a fun and funny blog!
Here is my desk at midnight Tuesday (or what, 8:00 AM Wednesday in the UK?)
As you can see I was just finishing up the 'D' page in my Alphabet of my Favorite Things Journal.
Here is the finished page up close. As the title says, D is for Daffodils, Dove, and Darling :)
When I was planning my 'D' page and thought of my flower, the first thing that came to mymind was Daffodils. I believe the reason is my Mom used to getDaffodils every year on my birthday.My birthday is in March and the Daffodils were always coming up about then. So I feel nostalgic about these bright and sunny flowers and love them very much. I decided on the positive word' darling' so that I could make a figure that looks a bit like me as a child. (sure, I was a little darling donchaknow!) Then for my animal I chose a dove because it symbolises peace which I think our world really needs right now.
So the making of the page was pretty simple and not so different from other step outs I have done about this journal. First I made a pencil sketch, I have a new mechanical pencil I ordered from Dick Blick with soft graphite. I really like it! I also got a big fat kneaded eraser since I do erase... a lot. :)
Next I laid in some differnt shades of blue using water soluble crayons and activated them with a wet brush. Then I thought it needed more depth, so I went in with a swirly stencil and a dry stencil brush and added some designs.
Then I thought it still needed more..something.. so I used some rubber stamps with white gesso and blue acrylic to make some more marks. I also used the left over blue paint to add some darker shadows around stuff with a wet brush and blended with my fingers.
For the 4th step...I obviously painted in the figures..lol..I forgot to take any photos. I used water soluble crayons combined with acrylic paints. I am really loving that combination taught to me by the Lifebook class with Tamara Leporte.
After painting in the figures, I decided to collage the clouds around the dove. I had some deli paper I had used to spread out gesso for the stamping and it dried really cool. It had texture of the stamp in it. So I used that to collage.
Then, I wanted to use my Zig journaling pen to add the words in black..so I did that. But then...the illustrator in me took over and I added A LOT of black outlines to things. Oh well..we can't always be 'painterly' LOL
I hope you enjoyed visiting my desk today.