Sunday, 22 March 2015

Inspiration Board

Week 12 of Journal 52 - so far so good! This week is a chance to journal about inspiration. Where do you find yours?

Inspiration is everywhere for me, take it from all around and all you do. Life, travel, love, friendship, family... I didn't want to do a collage of clippings, but share my inspiration through my photography, drawings, paintings and abstract painting for the  background.

I started by creating a torn paper background, using coloured scrapbooking papers. This got covered with a layer of Gesso applied with a palette knife in a random manner. Structure gel pressed through a harlequin stencil added raised elements. Once thoroughly dry, random brushings of distress inks in blue and brown picked out the textures and shapes. I added a rainbow of dribbles with distress inks and put to one side to consider my imagery for the top layer.


I decided to use brown craft tags and apply images on the top. I used image transfer, painted and drew three things that inspire me, created a word cloud from stickers and created a frame with metal charm wings in. I found some rub-ons and added a few onto the background to emphasise the images I drew. I finished by adding a title, butterflies, arrow and metal cogs.

The final journal layout:

I hope you find your inspiration this week!


Krisha said...

I really like what you have done with this prompt. I've been dragging my feet on this one cause I didn't want to cut and paste a collage either.

SO, you have become my biggest inspiration for this J52 prompt....LOL

Thanks for sharing.

Shel C said...

I love how you made your inspiration pieces come to the front by using the craft tags over the top of your background. Great idea! I am visiting what other people did for Journal52 this week to try to get me out of my BLAHness. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Julie xx said...

Love it. You always inspire me to try something new xx