|We'll start with a fresh white spread. Very empty indeed. No worries, that won't last.
|Tearing some decorative paper and sticking it to both sides already fills it up quite nicely.
|Now we get out a stencil, a piece of wet sponge and some gouache.
|Stencil away! Just a few minutes ago these pages were white, now they're ready for action.
|Take another piece of decorative paper and tear some border strips to put on each side.
|Let's get my favorite tool, the circle template. And some more pretty paper. We'll be cutting circles!
|Spreading the circles across the spread and sticking them down.
|Time to get a paint marker and draw some dashes around the circles to make them stand out more.
|Time for some imagery. I found these gerberas in an online flower catalogue.
|And here's some more pretty paper with flowers and butterflies. Let's do some more cutting and pasting.
|That seems to fit perfectly with the atmosphere of the page!
|Of course this wouldn't be my journal if there was not some border around the edges in marker. Dots this time.
|Time for some words. These come from a magazine.
|To make them fit better I outlined them and coloured the area around them yellow.
|Now I felt like the page was lacking in yellow altogether, so out comes the template and some yellow paper.
|Cutting some smaller yellow circles and adding them to the bigger ones. With this I considered the spread done.
And here are some details for those of you who like to see things up close.
I really enjoyed doing this spread. If you have any questions about materials or techniques just ask.
As always I didn't plan these pages, they just happen as I go along. That's how I work, one step at a time with no idea where I will end up. Somehow it always works out.
Wishing you all a wonderful and artsy weekend!