“Your own Soul” in my Art Journal

Your own Soul - Art Journal - mixed media painting drawingThis is a fresh one, I finished it yesterday, so I still know the date!

I’ve made it in one of my Art Journals, my “new” altered book as I showed in this post. First I’ve put a layer of Golden Absorbent ground on the page. Then painted the background with different colors acrylic paint mixed with water to make it a bit translucent. And while still wet I’ve placed a stencil on top of the paint and rubbed through it with a baby wipe to remove some of the paint. I used two different stencils from The Crafters Workshop.

Your own Soul - Art Journal - mixed media painting drawing aMost of the girl and the owl are done with Gelatos and Neocolor II without waterI’ve blended them using a blending stump. It gives a nice creamy result and I really like that.
It’s the first time I used the Gelatos this way but I will definitely do it more often.
In this book the words are in the page instead of on the page. So you see the impression of the words on her face. I think it looks great.

The dress I did with only some shading, but mostly left it like it was. For the outlining and lettering I´ve used Faber Castell Glass-Metal-Plastic Pencil and white Molotow acrylic pen. The shading I did with charcoal pencil and Pan pastels.

“There is no other teacher but your own soul”

Your own Soul - Art Journal - mixed media painting drawing 1b

This beautiful quote  is from Swami Vivekananda. I think it’s so true.
It was on my mind while working on this page and so it had to be in it.

I still have to work very hard on my handwriting, because it’s not so great … but what the heck, it’s my project, in my journal, with my not so great handwriting

But I sure do hope that my writing will improve in the future. My handwriting has always been terrible and sometimes not even readable, but I keep trying! I’m afraid I do have to practice much, much more …

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