Saturday, 25 August 2012

sunbeams and shadows

it's funny how a journal page seems to evolve all by itself sometimes

 it all starts with some crackle paint and no idea at all about what to do with this page

then some earth tones for the background

some Titanium White

and some dark earth tone inks

a quote that you keep returning to while searching for some fitting words

the subconscious mind is a funny thing sometimes...


  1. Wow great texture! I wonder which tools you have used to crack the page?
    It reminds me of halloween, scary but oh so beautiful. :)

    1. Forgot to mention:

      I gave you an award and tagged you at my blog Dryada Journals, just to let you know! :)


  2. The details are amazing in this - so clever. Makes me think of spider's legs - *shiver*. Despite what George Eliot says, I think a woman's sunbeams can brighten the dark of any shadow.

  3. I know what you mean about the evolution. To me, it's one of the best parts of art journaling.

  4. What an absolutely beautiful and intriguing page! :0)

  5. Yes I play also with journal pages and have fun. Your playing with the (blowing?)ink makes really a great amazing effect.Love the result.
    Hugs Anja

  6. Those are my favorite kind of journal pages- the kind that have a life of their own! This page is stunning- I love the way my eyes just keep going over and over it to see all it offers!

  7. oh my goodness - this is so beautiful! I love crackle glaze/paint and what a beautiful effect you've created with it here. I love the quote - it's very dark but fitting with the stunning illustration.

  8. Oh my...! how you are creative and how fantastic this paint are! =) I'm impressed! This would be fantastic on the wall! :)

    Lovely day to you! :)

  9. This is so beautiful! I love the texture and the gorgeous words. Thank you for sharing....XO

  10. I always read your post with open mouth...and everytime I fell in love with your amazing journal pages!!! When can I take a workshop from you ??!! Greeeez from Conny

  11. So, so much texture...fascinating page:)