Happy Thursday! This has been a really fast week so far and I am in need of more time to get things done. So today is National Black Cat Day here in the UK and of course that is something to celebrate, especially since I have two beautiful black cats. Did you know that they are often the last cats to be adopted simply because of their colour? I would adopt them all if I could, they are very beautiful house panthers. Here are the stars of the show…
Miss Lily on the left and Mr G on the right.
Miss P is not a black cat but she is two thirds black so she also deserves a shoutout so she doesn’t get jealous.
Today’s Art . . .
Today’s art is another page using my Day 27 prompt: Black Cat
Does anyone know what I used for this page? Any guesses? I will let you know further down the post.
My journal still doesn’t have a cover, but I’ve been mulling it over trying to decide what I want it to look like – something in keeping with the theme of course.
Have you worked out the rest yet? I used two pieces of this magic scratch paper to draw my black cats and my text. This is glossy coloured card that is coated with this black substance that you scratch off to reveal the colours underneath – a bit like a lottery scratchcard. When I was a kid I used to this all the time using my crayons – I used to go through so many crayons doing this as first you have to put down a layer of rainbow colours and then cover the whole thing with a black crayon layer thick enough so you can scratch through it and reveal the colours below. But now they have invented a less fun but also less time consuming way to do it. This paper comes in packs with some stencils and some wooden sticks for the scratching. It’s a kid’s art supply but it has awesome bright colours underneath so I had to play with it.
Hope you feel inspired to join in the challenge this month and have fun with it!
Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading!
my handmade journal, watercolour paper, watercolour, neoclours, pitt artist pens, black pen,
Art Journal Journey – Fairytales, Folklore & Fables
Here are the prompts I will be using and you can probably tell that a lot of them are related to fairytales, but you don’t have to use them that way or you don’t have to use them at all. I will be attempting all 31 days but I may not make it and that’s OK too. The prompts are there if you feel stuck or in need of extra inspiration. I just respond well to a daily prompt and I will also be sharing my pages on Instagram. If you share your work on Instagram there is a hashtag. Please note, that to enter the Art Journal Journey challenge using the Mr Linky tool, you will have to link from a blog since it is a blog challenge.
Or you can ignore the daily prompts completely and focus on the overarching theme for the month. The daily prompts are there if you want to make more pages but need some extra prompting.