Art Journal Page: All my bags are packed

Laurence bought me some water soluble pastels and they were put to good use in this layout ūüôā¬†¬†¬†


The words are John Denver’s and the inspiration for the suitcases is from the net.

I am rather proud of drawing the¬†suitcases¬†freehand as it’s something I have never attempted in the¬†past. ¬†Typically I would have looked¬†for an image online or gone through my stash for an appropriate stamp.


The background was gesso + acrylic paints. There are a few archival inked stamps in there as well.


The sentiment is a printout, distressed with watercolour and defined with a fine line marker pen.


IMPORTANT LIFE LESSON: Be careful when using a fine line marker on water soluble crayon – I ruined the nib of two pens! I should have made sure that the crayon was completely blended.



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