Carolyn Dube here shaking off a bit of holiday stress in my art journal with the help of the rainbow. Along the way, there was an O.O.P.S. or two. What's an O.O.P.S.? I used to call them mistakes, but now I know they're Outstanding Opportunities Presenting Suddenly.
Whatever is on my mind ends up in my art journal, and since the holidays were top of mind, I created trees by cutting out book text. Using Gelatos and water, they became colorful trees.
I colored the trees right on the page, not a drop of color was wasted since that became a part of the background as I added yellow and green Gelatos for the golden sky and grass.
Using Gel Medium, I glued the tress on the page. One of the trees didn't make it on the page. You can see why in the video. By using Gesso around the tree trunks, bits of the background show through. Gesso is traditionally a primer, but who says it can't be used for more than that!
The Paper Crafter Crayons added a subtle layer of journaling as I got my thoughts out on to the page. If you use these on wet areas, such as Gel Medium that hasn't dried, it is a very subtle look.
There was a big O.O.P.S. when I put the title on the page. They are words cut out from a newspaper and one of the words ended up ripped off. Was this a bad thing? Not at all! Just an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly. I took a little heart and put it right over the word heart that was ripped up.
And that led me to filling the sky with hearts! Thanks for stopping by for a bit of play as I shook off the stress so I could be back to what was really important to me about the holidays, the heart.