Wednesday, January 11, 2017

WOYWW #397

Happy Wednesday!  I finally had a chance to work a little in the Command Center.  I opened up my art journal and played with some supplies.  The page on the right was already filled with some markings but I didn't like the way it was turning out so I applied white gesso over the top and "started all over".  I put that in quotes, because you can still see some of the wonderful layers from the original.

Then I put down different colors of acrylic paint using the side of an old credit card.  Added random strips of Washi Tape, some splatters of ink spray here and there and then stamped the butterfly.  I'm looking for the right quote to put to the left of the butterfly.

I used the left side of the art journal to scrap the left over paint and spray.  I have an inkling to add either a Julie Nutting paper doll or my own "she".  I haven't done any She Art in awhile.

Now that you checked out my desk, click on over to the Stamping Ground website HERE to see other desk/craft spaces/craft rooms.  Each Wednesday, there are linkers from across the globe that submit blog entries of their space.  I'm telling you, you will find inspiration, tips, and friendship among these deskers.  Take a peek!


  1. what a gorgeous page! the colours are really bright and spring-like. hopefully spring won't be too long (ignoring the forecast for snow!) Helen #2

  2. I art journal too and LOVE it! Nice colors!!

  3. Love the colours in your journal! Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #7 xx

  4. Gorgeous colours. I did start a journal but it's been a long time since I have done any. Thank you for visiting and for the kind comments. Anne x #18

  5. great vibrant colours.. it looks lovely :)

    Have a great week,
    Erika (#33 not9 lol)

  6. Your page us fabulous! I love eat about it! Isn't gesso useful :)
    RosA @ 23

  7. Very colourful page. Did you paint leak through pages? That's what put me off art journalling. I might try getting some of those flat canvas things and try on that.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #38

  8. lovely colors and a desk I could feel right at home!
    Robyn 1

  9. I think the creative unconscious was channeling butterflies around the world today - lovely page. She art sounds intriguing, I will check back to view what you have done with this page. ... Mary-Lou #32

  10. Gesso is a wonderful product to have on your desk when things aren't working out. The end result looks excellent.
    sandra de @22

  11. Love your journal spread! Sez x #51

  12. Isn't gesso wonderful! I love how what you didn't like before, is now peeking out through the gesso, and is wonderful! Thanks for visiting my blog! Lindart #39

  13. Love the idea that you were able to start again when not happy.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #3

  14. Happy Belated WOYWW. Great pages. That is one thing I love about mixed media - it is so easy to make changes. The only journaling I have done so far is generally part of lessons, so I have had something to follow. I am hoping to find some time/energy to do some more random pages soon. Ali x #29

  15. Bit late replying but got to see the journal page developing. Love how you have added the girl over the butterfly. Thanks for the visit BJ#13

  16. I'm a bit late getting over here, but better late than never right?
    I'm loving the pages. I don't really do art journalling as I don't have as much time as I would like for crafty stuff, but I do admire a lovely page.
    Have a great week!
    Michelle (#27)

  17. ooh the journal pages are looking fabulous (especially in the later photos).
    Thanks for visiting my desk already.
    Kyla #28


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