Toady’s art journal page features peace cranes from a Dream weaver stencil.
The background was created using Derwent Inktense Art blocks, I’m still getting used to these. The concept is that once the pigment has been wet through it dries permanent, to create this background I flaked different colours onto the page, then sprayed the page with water. This only partialy activated the pigment, so I went back and smooshed the colour around using a trusty piece of sponge, my art tool of choice like the finished effect.
The birds look different as I painted over those with gloss medium to give them some shine. I’ll do more to this page before its finished but I’m working on the principle of creating backgrounds that I can add too as inspiration strikes.
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon