Thursday, May 16, 2013

Journal Journey's Challenge for May

Good Morning,
I have gotten a little more inspired and motivated this week. I did two selections for Journal Journey's
challenge. I am also using the Peacock feather for Paint Friday the week of the 17th. The first piece "Birds of all Kind" , the background was started with a thin layer of sealer, I let it thoroughly dry, then using watercolor I went over the page. As you can see it does not cover evenly which is what I was going for. While still wet I used a couple of stamps of birds and bird cages for negative stamping. I can see them but they are not as distinct as I was hoping. Then I drew the big bird and painted with acrylic paint in cobalt blue and Prussian blue mixed. As you can see somehow I got the bird's belly out of whack, it is to large, better next time. I let the paint dry, then added some stamping of birds, used stickers for lettering and added some embellishments. Lastly I sealed with Mod-Podge sealer. I am content with the piece but want to keep practicing to do this process better. Have a blessed day.

The second piece is "the peacock feather". This page was started using a piece of scrapbook paper glued onto a page in my journal. The swirls were done using acrylic paint. I love the way the swirls worked, but am a little disappointed in the top circle is to heavy on the paint and is not as opaque as I was trying for, but overall I am pleased with the page. This is my second post for Journal Journey's and am also using for Paint Friday. I hope all of you are busily working on your challenges, and I want to check them out. I get a lot of inspiration looking at other artist works. Have a great day.


  1. Hello from Dawn's Journal Journeys ... your bird pages are very nice and I enjoyed reading how you created them too!
    Another fun challenge this month.

  2. Hello from Journal Journey's, I am so happy you decided to join in, good for you. Sorry I am so late in getting to you as I didn't get a notification e-mail for your post. But I do like your page. A bright and happy blue bird does bring a smile to the face. Your peacock feather for PPF is lovely as well Dxx