watching the rain pour down
In between packing up the Colour my World ATC swap to send home to the 30 or so participants involved, I worked in my art journal. At one point the sky grew very dark, then literally cracked open with thunder and rain poured down. Before that happened, I hadn't decided yet what I was going to do with the square boxes I had drawn with my watercolor pencils in my journal. As that huge downpour came down, I decided to simply write about what was going on right then and there. I like how this page came out and when I look at this later it will bring me right back to this day in a heartbeat.
I started with a template that is supposed to be used for making a window or perhaps faux postage stamps. I placed it on my journal page and used water soluble colored pencils to trace inside.
I added a misting of Adironack Color Wash in Butterscotch.
I used another template, this circle one from the Crafter's Workshop. Instead of sponging color around it, I used my watercolor pencils to trace the circles inside.
I used my water brush to activate the watercolor pencils.
The water also activated the Adirondack Color Wash misting I did!
Enjoy, be well, and think about starting an art journal if you have not already. I would suggest Julie Balzer's site if you'd like help to get started: Art Journal Tips from Julie. This project has been one of the best things I have done for myself as a person, and an artist, in a long time! ; ^ ) lenna