Applying this colour was so much fun!! I generously spritzed the right page with a water mister, applied really good sprays of colour randomly and then spritzed with more water. I tipped the book to set the colours blend and then closed the left side page over and pressed until the colour was seeping out at the edges. Oila!! I was SO impressed :)
** Sidenote - this was my second attempt in my good art journal page. Yes - I didn't like the first one. I kinda screwed it up and then I was feeling like I liked my test page better, so I made another one. This one I was happy with, though I still think I like my test page background the best lol. I've been thinking I may go back and use my first attempt anyway. If you saw my test page here you'll see the super cute bird from Tim Holtz's Bird Crazy stamp set. I really like him and I may go ahead and use him there.
Next I did some ghosting (misting water through a stencil and lifting out the colour) and then adding some more colour through the stencils.
I was torn between a black border and the gold border. The black really popped (I tried a bit on my test page using the stencil and a sponge dauber with the black archival ink) but I was so drawn to the gold and I love the texture. My daughter loved the gold too. I think because of the yellows and oranges in the background. And then the stamping........
I'm entering this in the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #12 - May Flowers.
I'd also like to share this at Unity's Friends With Flair this week.
Stamps: Donna Downey & Unity's Be Still Watercolor Kit
Ink: Dylusions Ink Sprays - Squeezed Orange, Lemon Zest & Bubblegum Pink; Ranger Archival Ink; Big Brush Pitt pens, White Gelly Roll pen
Accessories: Faber Castell Gold Texture Luxe, Dylusions 5 x 8 stencils Diamond Border and Number Jumble