I decided a couple of months ago (after seeing lots of fabulous journalling from other bloggers) that I would start an art journal in 2012. How fantastic then that The Craft Barn have posted their first art journal challenge.
The theme is BUILDINGS, and after a lot of thought I decided to do a house using bright colours (not usually "me"!)
I bought myself an A5 journal (as I thought trying to fill an A4 page would be a bit daunting) but oh my, I really haven't a clue what I'm doing!
I'm a bit embarrassed to show you this page - 'cause I feel it's a bit naive and childlike (and nothing like what everyone else has done) - does it look like a 46 year old woman has done this! So I'm calling it a "foundation" page - I can really only build upwards from here ....
I used Derwent Inktense pencils to colour it in but maybe I should have used another medium as the texture of the paper has left it looking a bit light and patchy, I really wanted it to look more vibrant.
EDIT: Thanks to Isabelle's comment I did a bit of research and found the pencils I used are water based, so I went over them with a water brush which produced a much more vibrant colour ... not sure which I prefer ...
If I've time I might have another go!
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