the other page

{ art journal July 21 + 22 }

I have many photos to share of the making of the "other page" above (see last post!)

My square punch was still out on my work table, which prompted me to make windows.
you can see the "peter max" page peeking through.

After making these windows, I decided to cover them with transparency images I had spied earlier and set aside to use sometime. From ARTchix Studio. They are "inchie" sized and perfect for the space my square punch left. I used a small amount of Tacky glue around the border of the openings to attach the transparencies. See below.


I added watercolor crayon (can't stay away for too long).

Got it wet with a fat brush.
(That was all yesterday . . . . )

Today, I got out a stencil from ArtistCellar. I thought the wild flowers would go well with  the colorful adjacent page. I used the squares of paper I had punched out to cover over and protect my transparency windows, just in case because I do tend to get messy!

My first instinct was to sponge on  Dye-na-flow, which is a paint that is thin like a dye. 

It was a little too wet. I liked it okay, but it was not quite what I had in mind . . . 
I dried the wet paint with a heat gun . . . 

and got out a green craft inkpad (versacraft) and sponged away.
I do hold the stencil down with my free hand -when I am not photographing!

The stencil is lifted - THIS is what I wanted to see and I like it even better with the yellow paint down first and the green ink sponged on top! creative recoveries are my favorite!

Got out that black sharpie marker again!

How the two pages look together on my table . . . 

You can kind of see through  the windows . . . 

Together at last! 

A clear scan. What do you think? Click on any photo for detail.

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Learn more about this project here: Art Journal Every day.
All of the writing on the process of my art journal is here
-it starts with the current post, scroll down.