Still playing in my nature journal! Today, I found an old class project in a drawer. I had painted it with acrylics on paper and thought it would be fun to recycle it…..by adding words. I, also, needed to add some length to the page. So, I glued a piece of heavy paper to the top, where the binding will hide it, then I added a wash and a funky border.
I liked the colors in this painting and the looseness of it, so, I decided it would be journal worthy with the addition of the quote and a few doodles.
I’ve, also, been experimenting with some of the rubber stamps I’ve been carving. I liked the one with the man’s face until I decided to write on the page. The writing became a distraction.
But, I had fun stamping with paint, both acrylic and watercolor, on the watercolor washed backgrounds. I used a leaf stamp to make trees and added doodles with a pen and cardboard for texture. I’ve been trying to learn more about watercolor paper and it’s properties, too, so all in all it was a great learning experience.
I really like the colors and, for now, that’s enough!