Happy Monday everyone! I'm super psyched to share this week's art journal spread in my Moleskine sketchbook. This one has a TON of layers since I've been adding to it throughout the week (and you can catch progress shots on Instagram!) while working on a couple of paintings. I'm doing some art fairs this year and need to get a stock of finished paintings together. Plus, I'm having a blast. No, really! I look forward to my quiet evenings spent painting and watching Netflix (Arrow has ruined my life, and I'm not even fully caught up!).
This week's quote is:
"You don't need to be better than anyone else. You just need to be better than you used to be." - Wayne Dyer
These words really spoke to me. I'm working hard on becoming a better me, and figuring out what that means. The past five months have been full of spiritual and personal growth, and I've found that having positive quotes/reminders around me help keep me on track.
I'll be updating Inspiration Ink for this month today & tomorrow, if you need positive quotes and inspiring art in your life, too!
I've had some people ask about the gold stripes I've been playing with. It's actually tissue paper from Target that my lovely friend Rebecca grabbed and shared. I love it. It goes pretty transparent, but is so shiny & easy to add layers onto!
I'm also in love with my Letraset letters again. I'm going to have to find more soon!
I also wanted to share my supplies. I'm in a temporary place right now, so I only have a limited amount of supplies. Don't think you need lots of fancy stuff to make awesome art journal pages/spreads!
Here's how this spread kinda started. I was working over another one of my gelli print backgrounds, and just making a mess. But when I sat down to play with this, I realized it was really green, and I'm not a huge fan of green. So, what's a girl to do? Add more layers!
Never be afraid to cover something up - it usually leads to something even better! And if you are afraid, take some pictures or scan your spread mid-painting so you have that bit you loved for another page.
I had to keep adding layers until I was happy with it. And happy I am! Here are some detail shots for you. And if you're playing along, tag me on Instagram so I can see what you're up to - #journalgirl