My mother had a colonoscopy done today and I had to drive her. I opted to wait there for her while she had her procedure which amounted to something like a two-hour interval.
During that time I worked on two art journal pages. One of them isn’t finished. The other is rather disappointing. I misspelled a word and I ied to save it. I’m not sure how it came out.
I think it looks like a red hot mess.
At least I got to try my new Faber-Castell Gel Sticks. I used my waterbrush to pick up color directly against the stick instead of rubbing the stick on the paper. The sticks have pretty good pigment. I’m fairly impressed with them despite the fact they don’t have a purple.
Just a note, I used an Inktense pencil for the petals of the flowers.
I would say that I’d take my supplies to the waiting room again. It was fun even if it was cramped. I’d prefer a table over a chair. Hell, I’d prefer two chairs over the one chair I was scrunched up in. It was still not a bad way to while away the time.
Here’s another page I finished the other day that has nothing to do with waiting rooms.
I picked up some Graphic 45 goodies from Blue Moon Scrapbooking the other week and it’s provided me with a lot of inspiration. Expect to see more pages like these and with more Graphic 45 goodies.
The stencil is a new as well. It’s a Crafter’s Workshop from Joggles. Crafter’s Workshop has the most extensive line of stencils and is my favorite brand by far.
I can see how it’s easy to confuse art journaling and scrapbooking. There are a lot of similar materials. Often times in art journaling memorabilia is used. There is a difference though. I can’t definitively describe it. You’ll have to look to someone more experienced then myself for that answer.
Maybe it doesn’t really matter in the end either. It’s all creative expression. The label is just a label at the end of the day.
Whatever it is you want to label what I do, I’ll continue to do it. I’m having a blast. :-)