- I gessoed, then painted over the patterned paper which was too dark and didn't seem to go with the rest of the colours I'd been using
- Ditto the stamped brown butterflies, but I messed up one even more
- I wiped off some of the stamped map
- I messed up the flowery hearts so had to paint over them and stamp again
- I stamped more circles
- I stamped my title to go over the butterfly I'd messed up
- I wrote loads of journaling all over the page, at first to disguise the mistakes but then because all this stuff poured out!
Here it is:
This was the lovely texture paste throught the stencil:
Stamped hearts and circles:
The butterfly I messed up:
The title I stamped to go over the butterfly:
Loads of journaling:
I love how I wrote 'life' over the circle, looks highlighted - a happy accident!
I liked my page because as I started journaling, it made me think, this is just like life. My life has turned out completely different to how I imagined it. I never dreamed I would get bouts of chronic fatigue and have to watch how much I do. But my life is still good despite it. Also because I've had to slow down I've become much more patient and I hope compassionate. I've had time to start my blog and I've discovered art journaling. Its amazing I'm doing art journaling because I was always hopeless at art. So good has come out of it, just as in this art journal page. We may think things have gone wrong, but wait until the end when we can see the whole picture and we'll find that good things have come out of it. And it says it clearly in the bible:
For we know that in everything God works for good with those who love Him
who are called according to His purpose.
Rom 8: 28
I learned a lot doing this page!
What art or anything else have you had that's gone wrong but has ended up well in the end?