tags were layered on the background and painted over with gesso and quinacridone violet. then i layered lots of green washi tapes to create stems and topped the stems off with lots of layers of red, yellow and orange inks and fluid acrylic paints.
i finished the flowers off with lots of quote stamps running the length of the stems and dots of white and black to make flower centers.
use your stash of washi tapes to create a design in your journals this week!
this started with strips of scrap paper glued to the background and once i painted over the entire background with green, turquoise and magenta i then, purposely closed the book so the paint would smush in between the pages.
the base of this page actually started with the tissue paper that bill wrapped my valentines day gift in (turquoise and red polka-dots). as you can see it is a far cry from where it started, but i kept little bits of the original pattern in there peeking through.
i also have a layer of stickers underneath the top layer of paint, they are subtle but in there and the leaves are collaged in 7gypsies paper tape .
i keep going back to this color combo, it just screams HAPPY to me.
this page was a series of accidents...it started as a really cool paper towel i adhered to the page when i was teaching at Whim so doodle. then, i painted over it and it was so ugly that i painted like 2 more layers over that. then i decided to paint a flower and closed the book before it was dry and the pages stuck together, so i took my paint palette and pressed it to the page and gave it a twist (the turquoise white and gold circle). started dropping some red drips and all of a sudden, JOY!
make something you love from something you dislike in your journal this week! HAPPY ACCIDENTS ROCK!