What do you need for a good conversation? Let’s see, some coffee or tea, one who has what to say, maybe another who has what to ask, definitely some who want to listen. That’s what came up in my mind visually about a conversation:
I wanted to work with circles, and why… well I have a blogging friend Tracy, who is also an art journaler, and she works so much with circles, actually I adore the way she slice them, repeats them, somehow they sit always at the right place on her spreads. So my eyes jumped on my coffee pads, they are round, so I dried them and I used them as the first layer of my collage with some canvas pieces and scrap leftovers.
Next I dropped some shadows with red chalk. I added some stamping with Marion Smith texture stamp and archival ink. Finally I applied a layer of texture paste with Kasia’s tcw stencil.
Now some colours, yes… so I misted my spread with water then splattered some bistre and some ecoline (lemon yellow) and misted some more.
I had that vintage image with a woman on the phone, so I trimmed it. I added some shadow with charcoal. At the bottom I applied a lace and at the side my canvas fringe rosette, you can find it here how to make it.
And as you can see it, I added a simple masking tape and used gel pen to write my question: what’s up? Would you like to see some close-ups? So here we go:
I share my spread with Journal 52 prompt: conversation starter.