March Theme Making Your Mark (Doodles & Mark Making)
March 14 Art Challenge: Borders
Journal Prompt: "Borderline feels like I'm going to lose my mind."
I am not much for doodling except in the phone book but I can identify with the condition, borderline, I feel like I'm going to lose my mind. So I let this journal page combine some of my ways of making marks and using journaling as a device for relaxation. My finished spread does not have a border but it is borderline.
For a random start I gessoed the page then spritzed it with yellow, turquoise, and green Dylusions Ink and blotted it with a paper towel.
Seeing the overspray on the towel reminded me of my collection of dyed paper towels...(yes tha't right...paper towels are gorgeous when loaded with paint or dye.) I pulled out a pile and began tearing them into pieces.
I found one sheet that I love for the background and the beauty of paper towels is you always have two of a kind as you pull the layers apart. I glued the whole pieces down to the pages
I see a floral patten so began tearing circles to represent blooms and glueing them to work with the existing pattern in the background. As I glued them down I crumpled them for texture then went back in to add gold to the centers.
As the piece came together it reminded me a Chinese floral painting so I added my journaling vertically to simulate calligraphy seals.
When I felt finished I used a Gelato to to around the outside edge to comply with the challenge of making a border.