Hope you are having a good week. Today has been extra hectic with vets and heating engineers so this post is very late and I need to be quick or I will never get it done!
today’s journal page . . .
Today’s journal page is brought to you by this piece of Halloween witchy fabric which takes centre stage in this double double page spread.
Here is the fabric that it was cut from…
I of course, bought it for the cute witch with the black cat, because anything with cats right lol. But I remembered there was also a witch on a broomstick so I planned to use it for this week’s Thursday Art Date with Rain where the prompt was going to be Broomsticks.
After I cut her out from the fabric, I realised just how big she was and that she would not fit in my regular journal! But since I am creating all my Halloween pages in this journal, I really didn’t want to put her somewhere else, so I stuck two pages together using masking tape, and made her a kind of centrefold pin up page. You can see the regular fold down the middle of my journal page, and then I added a second page on top of that, so that top page will fold down, and then the regular page will fold along the centre and fit in my journal like all the other pages. I will make a short video to show how this works when I have more time, but not today because today is crazy!
The fabric background is purple so I painted the rest of the page in purple acrylic. And that’s where I left it last week, wondering what to do next. Yesterday and today have been a bit hectic and so I didn’t get any time to work on it until late this afternoon, and I thought it just wasn’t going to happen today. After staring at it for a while I realised that what it needed was more broomsticks, so I drew on six more with five different coloured paint pens.
I tried to make them look like they were flying around her. I also painted over the silver boot that was sticking into the middle of the moon from one of the other witches, and painted in the toe of her shoe that was missing from where the fabric was cut. There’s a wrinkle in the fabric just above her knee that makes it look like she has wrinkles in her stockings lol.
Then I quickly drew some black cats at the top and bottom of the page to keep her company. I also touched up her dress to make it less revealing and cover her up a bit, I lowered the hem of her dress and made the V neck less of a deep V. I thought it would probably be a bit chilly up on that broomstick and didn’t want her to catch cold! I would have liked to add a cat on the back of her broomstick, but there wasn’t much room on there… unless it was a very small cat… hmmm might try to do that tomorrow.
Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
my handmade journal, watercolour paper, fabric, gel medium, paint pens,
Art Journal Journey – The Colours of October – October Challenge is looking very purple today!
Rain’s Thursday Art Date – October Spooks – Broomsticks
LeighSBDesigns – 31 Days of Halloween Hop+Challenge 2021 – Day 21
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