One of my favorite ways to spend the day is playing in my art journal. Since there are no rules in art journaling you can follow your whims and just see what happens. If you don't like it you can always paint or gesso over it and start fresh. Often times I'll do a little here and a little there over time, and this is one of those spreads.
These pages started out with a layer of gesso and then I moved on to paints and Distress and Archival Inks. I painted dictionary paper and cut circles from it, edging them with Distress ink before stamping the new flower stamps by Darkroom Door on them.
I received the new Tim Holtz Mini Filmstrip die from EP last week and I've already used it on three different projects! I like the way it grounds these pages. I used my Xyron 900 to adhere them with repositionable adhesive (a good choice because as you see, I decided I wanted to move the large circles partially under instead of over the filmstrip.)
This shot shows the chicken wire stencil a few layers down, which I used with gesso before coloring everything. I linked all the stencils at the end.
I repeated that in two other sections, following the rule of thirds.
The frame is also by Darkroom Door and I used some ancient stickers for my title. That's it for me today. Thanks for visiting!