Today I am sharing a simple page I made for the prompt 'aromatherapy' for my Journal52 art journal. I was thinking I not would post it here as I really just wanted to leave my previous post of the Elephant family up longer! That painting was such a joy to make and share. It was also a long and more involved process, full of layers and fully infused with my energy. But then, I realized that not everything has to be complicated to be beautiful. This page about the scent of vanilla made me think about being relaxed and calm...which is what the scent of vanilla does to me... So here it is :)
For the first step..I created a background using Dylusions spray in Dirty Martini...love that name! I sprayed the page with a little water as well and then rolled it around making drippy designs. I also managed to turn my fingers a lovely shade of green. Oh well..maybe I will become a leprechaun in time for St. Patrick's Day :)
Next I used a swirl stencil with acrylic paint applied with a stencil brush. I made a light yellowy/vanillaish color first. Then turned the stencil the opposite way and added a light brown.
Now I drew my sketch of a vanilla flower and some vanilla beans using a graphite pencil.
An painted it in using basics acrylic paint. (yes those are sweet tart hearts..yum)
Finally I finished off the page using my black Posca paint pen to write in the words. Yes, I know vanilla is misspelled..but hey it is my art journal and I AM a sketchy speller...lol I also added some highlights with my white Posca. And, I went around the edges with a saffron colored ink pad..just dragging it over the paper.
I hope you enjoyed my simple page. I am linking it with Journal52.