I interpreted this weeks prompt as some grease for my creative gears in 2 ways: I normally do not use my 3 favorite colors together and I usually start with my main subject when i do a journal spread, my journal is full of unfinished backgrounds!
For my background I applied my 3 favorite colors, a rich chocolate brown, orange and turquoise, with a 1" brush randomly across my journal spread. I then used my extra large paisley stencil (which is actually made for walls) and stamped my wood grain unmounted rubber stamp with Colorbox frost white through it. To add a bit more texture I then sprayed water on my stamp and cleaned the excess ink off on my pages, as you can see there was some leftover brown on the stamp too!
When I saw this background it made me think of a magical deep forest, the type of place that fairies live so I decided that is who needed to live there a little woods fairy sitting on a toadstool.
To challenge myself even more I decided to use only the colors from my background, the orange, turquoise, brown and white.
I created my little fairy using acrylic paints and prismacolor pencils. I watered down my white paint to get a sheer look to the wings so they look kind of transparent, I used the turquoise and brown as my shadow colors and the orange and white as my highlights, I imagined the light source as sunset through the trees.
I was going to add more detail, trees and maybe a stream for the forest but decided to leave the background as abstract scenery, keeping the right side of my spread simple I just added the quote "Those that don't believe in magic will never find it" by Roald Dahl with a white sharpie paint pen.
Just because I love to share my home state of Wisconsin with people I will leave you with a little bit of the beauty of my state.
The beautiful Mississippi River in LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Lost Falls, Outside of Black River Falls, Wisconsin
Favorite Fishing hole, Tomah, Wisconsin
I hope you enjoyed my journal process as well as some of the awesome stuff from my home state!
Big Hugs and Mushy stuff!
- Shana aka wisccheeto