Mixed Media Art Journal Page: I Came 4 the Biceps (with Video)

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Hello Friends!

Thank you for popping by and visiting my blog today. 

As you can see, I've been busy creating another art journal page. Not in a book journal this time but on A4 card cut square. Something I used to do last year before I started diving into covering book pages.

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You probably have guessed by now that I favour bright and bold colours when I'm creating. And yes, that is indeed my current default. But every now and then, I have the urge to play with a monochrome palette, which is how the idea for the background started. I treated myself to the new grey Distress Oxide ink, Hickory Smoke and wanted a reason to crack it open.

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And as is often the case for me, once I had my background made, I loved it so much, I really did not want to add anything on top. However, art journal pages are not about making pretty backgrounds and then stopping there (okay, there are no rules and if you wish to stop at making backgrounds, there's no judgement here - this is a self-imposed mantra).

Out came my pencils, pens and paints and I doodled a critter to sit on my page, backed with a fabulous halo of white by using a stencil from Visible Image Stamps.

For the quote, I went to my notebook where I keep snatches of conversation I overhear. This line came from the Podcast "Feast of Fun". Now before you go searching for it on iTunes, please note it contains adult language and themes. Of course it does. Why else would I listen?

And though I begged people to stop me if I outlined letters again, I went ahead and did it again. Actually, I think it worked this time (phew, wipes brow).

And if you's like to see how I did all the above, I recorded a video which you can click on below. No pressure, but if you do find yourself enjoying it, don't forget to press the subscribe button and the little alarm bell symbol too.

That's all for now friends

Until next time

Love & hugs

Paul x