Thank goodness it’s Friday, it’s been a cold week and we continue to have heating problems so I just want to shut the doors and wrap a cat or two around my neck for warmth. Due to the cold, this post is very late, not helped either by how early it gets dark now!
today’s journal page . . .
Today’s journal page was inspired by something I found in the supermarket today and I knew immediately I had to come straight home and use it!
It was this packet of paper napkins – aren’t they beautiful? It looks like a hare in Autumn foliage, the rusty colours etc, but I kept thinking about winter hares so I thought I would use one of the napkins to make a winter inspired page. The current theme over on Art Journal Journey is All kinds of Weather, and was chosen by this month’s lovely host, Chris from PearShapedCrafting.
Here is the finished page, no step by steps I’m afraid – too cold and wanted to get it finished. I painted the sky with watercolours in dark blues working dark to light. Then when it was dry I added some white acrylic ink splatters for snow.
There is a weird bit above the hare’s head where the watercolour reacted with the gel medium but I kinda like it so I left it as is instead of trying to cover it up. It looks like some sort of a weird cloud, I like it.
I had already decided on the idea of the winter hare but I went off looking for a poem about winter hares and found a poem called The White Winter Hare by Terence James Potter. I used two non-consecutive lines that I liked and copied them onto my page. I also changed the colours of most of the foliage and added red berries using Pitt artist pens. More snow using paint pens, and then edged the page with a dark blue brush pen.
Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
my handmade journal, watercolour paper, paper napkin, gel medium, Pitt artist brush pens, paint pens, watercolour pencils, white acrylic ink, black pen
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