Wondering what you can do with all those blank pages in your journal? Well, I was too. Ironic, isn’t it, that I make and sell journals and my own are sitting on the shelf empty and neglected. Last night I pulled my paints out and started filling the pages of a lonely journal that’s been sitting on the shelf waiting for inspiration. My artistic soul has been starving for some playtime!
I’ve been going through old Somerset Studio and Expression magazines before packing them away in the attic to make room on my bookshelf. Somerset Studio has a article in each issue called “With one palette” where they experiment with four colors in each single piece of art. I’ve been inspired to do my own art using those color combinations, so when I saw these paint swatches in the hardware store my eyes bugged out!
At first I thought I ruined this piece by adding the blue swirls on top of the starfish design, but after adding the ecru dots and swishes it really made it pop.
I got the center medallion a bit crooked trying to hurry before the paint dried on my stamp! Oh well, it’s all for play anyhow so it doesn’t matter (the perfectionist tells herself over and over).
And I really am planning on painting a room in my house…those paint chips may just come in handy!