magpie?" i was over there the other day and found an old picture book out that had the dog and a CAT so i was fussing at her for not including any kitties in the new line. turns out that wasn't the book she got the artwork from, so i had to let her off the hook. the next day she had the vintage pic on the right with the post-it note taped up on the wall. so funny. but i think i like the old photos in the art journal look. i remember seeing it once in a somerset studio and liking it quite a bit. need to go through jenni's old photos and buy a few. maybe they'll inspire me.
i was very uninspired for quite a while on these pages. i had slapped those music pages down and for some reason that scheme totally threw me off. i just couldn't think around it for the longest. then the cat drawing fiasco bogged me down. nothing happening. finally, i was checking out robin marie's blog the other day and noticed she was taking a free art journaling course through strathmore. i signed up and have watched the first two videos in the series. i gotta tell you. i have art inhibitions. yes i do. but it has given me the urge to play with backgrounds. i'm anxious to give it a whirl this week. and between that and the old pics i was able to slog through finally. i think it turned out rather fun in the end. hopefully the next page will be easier.
the rest is technical information for anyone interested in what i've done on this one.
jbs doily flowers used as masks. i then swirled a wash of jenni bowlin for ranger lemon drops and chicken feed mixed with water in a circle over each doily flower. the centers are a dot of jenni bowlin for ranger chili powder using the end of a paint brush. then again with the hand drawn circles. i'm very much liking the circle effect and want use that on a scrapbook page soon.