Ever have a page which just wouldn't play ball? I can't say that it didn't go to plan as that would imply there was a plan set in place to begin with. Like many who open their art journals, I just begin and see where it takes me.
This page, though it started off good and well, quickly fell out of my control once I added the journalling. Actually, to be fair, for the eagle eyed amongst you, you'll notice it went pear shaped before then because I stuck my doodle monster onto my page the wrong way up and the subsequent journalling was also added upside down.
My art journal now has a page that those who like order and control will blanch when they see it. Maybe one day, if I do a journal flip through, you'll see what I mean. One of these spreads, as the song goes on Sesame Street, is not like the others!
Back to the journalling. I should have known better than to outline my text. It's never looked good on my pages before, why would I think it would now? Don't get me wrong. The effect looks stunning on other people's pages. It just doesn't look right when I do it.
So I tried to correct it and it nearly drove me mad. Thankfully the hour it took to add black over the white is edited out of the video below. So please, please, please if I ever feel the urge to outline text, someone please stop me!
Anyway check out the edited version and see how this page came about.
Until next time