So, watercolors and I have an ongoing love/hate relationship. I absolutely love what others create using them. I hate the results when I try to recreate the look. Talk about not being in control! Diana Trout's little video below had me hauling out the watercolors yet once again, just to play!
You can see the results on the right...more about the page in a bit.
I used a photo I shot of a tulip a few years back to create the background for the left side of this spread. The lady comes from one of the Somerset Publications which I cheerfuly cut up for journal fodder once I'm done reading them. I journaled with a white Sigma pen.
The little tiny page in the upper left corner of the right side of the spread began its life as a cover for a Strathmore drawing pad. I created this journal in a class with Diana, and I love all the recycled bits and pieces that found their way into it!
I used another Somerset image on the back of the bitty page. You can see more of the watercolor play here. I created the white lines by lifting off the color with clear water, a technique in the video above. I'd won another fun little journal and some juicy pens from Dawn Sokol, which I hope to share later this week. I'm terribly behind here. Dad's ongoing issues from the stroke have all of us on a real roller coaster ride, and I seem to be putting out "fires" of one sort or another each and every day. I'm trying to play catchup, but I feel like the queen in Alice in Wonderland...I'm running as fast as I can just to stay in place! Every now and then, though, I squeeze in a bit of play!
Paint. Cut. Glue. Repeat. WONDERFUL THERAPY!