Wow, it's hard to believe that we are already half-way through our class with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, 30 Days In Your Journal. I think I'm going to need a support group after we're through...I'm having such a good time in the class, and the accountability is awesome. I love being able to post my pics to the Flickr group and receiving feedback from the other class participants, as well as seeing how everyone else in the class is interpreting Julie's instruction and ideas. When I started, I wondered if I'd really be able to commit to art journaling every day for 30 days, and now, suddenly, 30 days seems like such a short time. I find myself wishing the class was just a bit longer!
Anyway, here is my spread for days 11-14. I am super happy with how it turned out. The page on the right was a background I had previously completed during Christy Tomlinson's She Had 3 Hearts art journaling class...but I didn't know where to go from there. It was really bright, and even though I loved the page, I just wasn't sure what to do with it. The page on the left previously had a couple random stamps on it, which didn't turn out well, so I had painted some random paint over it. Then when we prepped these pages, with Color Wash sprays, I just let the sprays cover the paint. I used colors that would complement the colors on the right page, and then on the right page, decided to use white Golden Airbrush paint to create drippage and soften the colors.
Once the journaling was done, I did the large writing and the doodles using a paint brush and black fluid acrylic - my first time successfully doing so! It's really hard with my shaky, weak hands (due to my neuropathy and rheumatoid arthritis) to do detail painting, so I was super excited when I was able to successfully paint the writing and doodles! I used fluid acrylics to paint in the painted writing and doodles. I used oil pastels (cheap children's ones from Faber-Castell) to lighten the circles with the numbers and to darken the other circles.
There is still plenty of time to join the class if you are thinking about it - the classroom is going to be open for 3 months. Come on over and join us!