Another journal page in my goal to do every prompt for Journal52 this year! The prompt for Journal52’s week 13 was “Spring Clean” and this was a stretch. I hate cleaning. I do it begrudgingly. So, I took this opportunity to think about other things that come with spring time. I like to run for exercise and after being stuck inside a gym on a treadmill for the winter, running outside is a nice change. They say that you can get a runner’s “high”….I think they’re lying. I have never felt anything while running other than pain and an elevated heart rate. That being said, the one thing I do enjoy about running is that it helps to clear the mind. After a rough day at work, going for a run helps me to concentrate on what’s happening in the moment, even if it’s sore shins. It cleans the mind.
I was on a roll when I made this page so I didn’t take any process pictures (sorry). It started with gesso and then I painted blue and orange Golden acrylic paints. I toned that layer down with some white. I stenciled the purple “bricks” on the bottom to try to make it look like a road. I tied in some yellow from the image by stenciling the diamond pattern in yellow acrylic paint. The circles were done next in white and then I filled them in with florescent pink, outlined with a black pen. The stamping was the final layer, pointing the arrows and the birds in the direction the the runner is going. The sentiment came from a magazine ad for hiking equipment, ironically.
This page came together pretty quickly. I stopped thinking and put paint on a page. Cleaning the mind 🙂
Dylusions Diamond Border stencil
Stampers Anonymous Arrow stamp
Golden Soft Gel (Matte)
Americana craft paint – Warm White
Golden Acrylic paint – Hansa Yellow Opaque, Pyrrole Orange, Cerulean Blue Deep
Memento Ink – Teal Zeal
StazOn – Royal Purple
Dina Wakley Woodcut Bird stamp
Stampendous Marks stamp
Unibal Signo pen – white
Faber Castell PITT pen
Micron 08 pen – black
Liquitex paint markers – Florescent Blue, Florescent Orange, Forescent Pink
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