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Tricks to get in gear and get messy in your art journal.
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<the weather is here, wish you were beautiful> The base of the page is a postcard. A postcard you grabbed at the last hotel visit, from a flea market, a hello from Key West, a coupon from your favorite car repair shop. Glue/staple the postcard to the center of the page. Watercolor or doodle around the postcard, creating some flow between the stuff on the postcard and the page. Continue a sentence, doodle some ivy going off and on the postcard. Paint the rest of the page colors from the postcard. If the postcard has ocean waters, use aquas, for example.
<blue> The color for your page is blue. Museum quality Oval Room Blue to city Pitch Blue to spring Blue Ground. Paint a background with thick heavy body acrylics using your fingers to create wild texture. Write about the blues in your life. What rooms in your house are painted blue? Blue nail polish? Topaz earrings? For blue inspiration, see No Frills Prompt #15: Blues.
<circularity> For this page, work with either watercolors OR thinned acrylic paint. Thin watercolors with water, of course. Thin acrylics with water or fluid matte medium. Draw 21 of circles all over your page, in different sizes, with lots of overlaps. You can even have three circles overlap or one inside another. Number the circles in pencil. Paint all of the circles with numbers 1, 7, 11, 20 in one color. Paint circles 2, 5, 8, 9, 18 in a second color. Paint circles 3, 6, 13, 19 in a third color. Paint circles 12, 16 in a fourth color. Paint circles 4, 15, 17 in the fifth color. Paint circles 10, 14, 21 in a sixth color. The colors overlap, mixing new colors! Journal in black marker on a few of the larger circles.
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