Many times I create journal spreads directly out of my imagination but this time I wanted to record a moment in time, my sister came to visit me with her 3 children in tow, a long journey considering they drove from Wisconsin to Arizona. What I wanted to record in my journal was her determination and the pride I felt that she accomplished this adventure; she had never gone more than a 5 hour drive from home since she was a toddler. Her courage to do this so she and her children could see more of our beautiful country is amazing to me and my pride that she is my sister is limitless.
I created this journal spread in the wee hours of the morning before she and my beautiful niece and nephews woke up, that is why there isn’t a video for this one. It only took me about an hour to get the wonderfully detailed dreamcatcher and girl in my journal, something that would have taken me much longer without the Sacred Geometry 2 Stencil.
I started by just laying down a mix of random blue acrylic paints for the background, then using my chosen stencil from the set sprayed through using the DecoArt Media spray in Primary Cyan.
While the spray was still wet I used a dampened brush to make the overspray into a circle around the geometric pattern.I then used my white fine tip Posca Paint pen to create the web, feathers and beads and used my Dina Wakley Heavy Body Paint in Tangerine to add contrast.
On the opposite page to create some uniformity I added smudges of the Tangerine paint as a background for my girl, I then added the quote and additional feathers with my Posca pen and used the Media spray with a brush to add some detail.
I love the full spread I created and how the stencil made it easy for me to create so much detail with so little effort, I also love that my sisters courage to take on her dreams is forever recorded in my journal.
Big Hugs and Mushy stuff!!
Sacred Geometry 2 Stencil
Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Paint: in Tangerine and Turquoise
Americana Multi-Surface Satin : in Deep turquoise, Sky blue, Cocoa bean and Buff Beige
DecoArt Media Spray in Primary Cyan
Uni Posca Fine tip paint pen in white
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