As I continue my art journaling experiments, I have found that what's lacking in this whole process for me ... texture. I'm a texture and color kind of girl and as most of you know ... a minimalist I am not ... more is more!
After playing a bit with masking tape, painting, pleating and stitching it ... I think I found some really fun ways to manipulate it to add just that little bit of interest and focus to my journal pages.
Just that little bit of texture ... so needed.
Feels so right to me.
I pray that I will know when enough is enough.
Ok, so ... it's not rocket science, but here's a glimps at what I did.
First I torn off strips of making tape in a couple of different widths, then I stuck them to the shiny side of freezer paper. Next I painted and dripped acrylic paints on the tape and set them aside to dry.
While the paint was drying on the tape, I started playing with a few of my new found favorite art supplies, Grumbracher Opaque watercolors and these fab wax oil pastels made by Caran d'Ache.
What's so fabulous about these wax pastels? It's like coloring with butter, super saturated in color and they resist the watercolors! Oh the possibilities are endless!
Happy Art Journaling!