On Colour Me Positive it is already week 6! The words for this week's theme of kindness are by the Dalai Lama. I started with an acrylic background, applying with a credit card for texture, and using 3 colours in layers. For the text, I experimented with fonts and printed off the results. Lace stamps provided the frames. The stencil bird on the left hand page was done with a few different pens in layers, and I stamped a little flower border to frame it. On the right hand page I collaged a bird, and added my favourite red cardinal stamp.
Here is my art journalling page forColour Me Positive.
I took a long time to do the background as it has several layers. First I put tissue paper for texture, then a layer of gesso, then watercolour. I was going to put another layer of gesso and only leave a few patches showing, but decided to follow the prompt for bright colours. I used stencils for the letters. The hearts are stamped and coloured with markers, one is stitched in kantha stitch. The one in the top right hand corner was made with layers of fabric and paper collage, with top stitch.
For this week'sVegetables tag I used an image from Graphics Fairy for the gardening frame . I printed a Gelli plate background and collaged some vegetables from a Riverford paper bag, which I coloured in with Sharpies.