Once the pages were dried for the notebook, I still wasn’t happy with it. And that journal page was basically turning into a blue page. So basically crap.
Two days ago, I had to pick up some eyedrops and ended up going to Michaels where they were have “Dollar Deals”. Which meant great sales. I picked up two 12×12 white cardstock. One of them I already used for cards while the second one, I already put a coat of white paint from Dollar Tree. I wanted the paper to be more sturdy, even though, I have no idea of what I am going to be doing. Normally I would be using gesso, but that is against the rules.
They also had craftsmart paint for two for $1.50 so I brought a couple of colors. Crayola was having a sale of buy one, get the second one 50% which I picked up crayons and watercolor pencils. And of course, I ended up walking by a display of scrapbook supplies where they have everything 70% off. Yeah, I was in trouble, besides buying some stuff for my cards, I found a Dyllusion stencil for $4. Sweet Georgia Brown, what a deal.
Except when I tried the stencil out on the notebook and journal page, using a make up sponge (which I had those for years) and spray. It did improved the book, but it was still not good enough. As to the art journal page, it was worst where I just ended up painting white paint over it. I’ll use the page for something else.
However an idea, actually 4 ideas finally came of what to paint or draw for this challenge.
- Underwater with killer whales and fish
I still have small canvases from the Dollar Tree. I actually I have one canvas that I royalty screw up on so I am going to be using it as a test for the melted crayons. However I know with wax, water repels from it so I can’t use my watercolor pencils. I have no idea of how it will react with acrylic.
As to the 12×12 sheet, I am leaning toward the watercolor pencils and do a pumpkin scene. I think the wax crayons might be a little too heavy. And granted I can cut out the pumpkins from cardstock and modge podge them, but won’t that be consider cheating.
Or maybe make paint sprays like I have done with the old markers and spray the background. Then draw the dragon or gargoyle, using a ballpoint pen?
Three days ago, I had no idea. Today, I have too many.