These days I'm grateful to have the honour of raising a future dog guide foster puppy. He's been keeping me busy these days, so I wanted to create a journal page that I could doodle on, a little at a time, when I got the chance.
I used two of Terri's stencil designs: Waves and Layered Salad.
Working in my 9" X 12" Strathmore Mixed Media Visual Journal, I started by tracing the Waves stencil using pencil. I often jump right in with pen, but this time I thought I'd lay everything out in pencil first, and then when I find time I'll do the pen work while listening to TV.
I added the quote by writing it between those wonderful lines created by the stencil.
The next step was to use a permanent black pen (I like Microns and/or Pitt pens) to embellish the letters as I traced them in black, adding extra thickness and some tiny lines to fill in the fatter sections.
The rest of the pencil lines were also traced with the black pen.
And I'm ready for some paint. I decided to use acrylic for this page. I use a very fine brush and water down the paint so that it flows almost like watercolour paint.
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