Happy Sunday!  It’s the last day of January and I am happy to have finished another Wanderlust lesson which was actually the right lesson for this week!  I still have two other lessons I am working on but this one came together quite quickly so I decided to get it done while I was waiting for other things to dry etc.Today is the start of the #100dayproject so my next post is all about Day 1 which I will link to later.

As this is a class lesson, there is no tutorial, just a starting out photo and a lot of photos of the finished page.  This is my inspiration photo, the woman with all the bags, so I decided to use her for my focal point.

A few more layers and a couple of hours later… and here is the finished page:


There’s quite a few bits of washi tape on this page, mostly green, but also these lovely gold washi tape stickers that I bought myself for Christmas.

Of course trying to get them to show up and shine when you want them to can be tricky, here’s a closer look at them.
Washi tape stickers
Washi tape stickers
A close up of some of the texture – this was a piece of kitchen paper I had wiped some green acrylic ink on to clean a brush, but then liked the colour so much I kept it to use in something.
Some of the green washi tape in the middle of the page

And the page title made from some stickers and outlined with a black stabilo
 So now I have three pages completed for Wanderlust and one in progress and one not yet started.  I’m quite happy with that progress for January and I’m not feeling overwhelmed or that I’m “behind”. Hope you like the page, let me know what you think in the comments.  Oh btw, this is the last day to get your projects in for MTW January Challenges.  I mention this as the Main Challenge is all about washi tape!  As always, thanks for reading!

 

Challenges

Art Journal JourneyFavorite Things – January Challenge:  one last page to enter for this month’s theme by Erika, one of my favourite things to use is collage!
Funkie JunkieSo Delicate – Challenge:  For the delicate criteria of the challenge I have the white painted flowers and the very delicate gold washi paper flowers

Ingredients

My handmade journal
watercolour paper, acrylic ink, acrylic paint, collage materials, washi tape, washi stickers, paint pens, stabilo all, stickers,

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8 thoughts on “Never Fear Your Own Voice

  1. Sara Emily Barker says:

    Wonderful journal page! I love the delicate daisies and those bits of gold that add so much elegance to your page! Thanks so much for sharing your artwork with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog!

  2. Erika N says:

    Whatever you did with the girl she looks great. I like how she is not spreading out her arm as she was in the photo. And the gold washi tape stickers really pop and add some wonderful elegance to the page. Beautiful work Elle. Thanks again for joining us at Art Journal Journey. It’s been much appreciated. Hugs-Erika

    • Empire of the Cat says:

      You know, I almost left her arm in, she was holding a bag and I was trying to think if I could make her hold something else instead, but in the end it was better just to chop off her arm hehe. I’m really loving my new washi stickers too, can’t wait to use more of them. Thanks again for visiting, much appreciated Erika xx

  3. Nancy Williams says:

    Great texture! I love all the pretty details you added to this. Super surgery on the girl too – she looks fabulous on your page. Great washi tape and flowers. So much to look at and super pretty, Elle.

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