Would you like to see me create an art journal page with a quote in steps? Of course you do! Here goes.
First I started practicing some watercolor lettering. While the watercolors were still wet, I dropped in other colors to create the multi-colored or ombre effect in the letters. The quote is going to read, "All the colors I am inside have not yet been invented." (Shel Silverstein) I used a waterbrush and Peerless Watercolors. But any watercolor paints will work just fine.
Then I prepared a background. I started by selecting different patterned papers and cards from my scrapbooking collection. I tore them and cut them into squares and rectangle-ish shapes.
Next I rubbed on some white acrylic paint and drips of lightened aqua and turquoise paint from the Handmade Modern line at Target.
Finally, I cut around the watercolor words and glued them on to background.
Voila! All done!
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