Right As Rain

Hello Hello
okay so I'm back again with a new page from my art journal and well...
I like this page!
and it's actually bound into my new album that I made specifically for my art pages...
yeah I may be onto something here, something that I finally want to explore a bit deeper so I made a journal.
Now I will admit fully and freely that this page started off as something completely different, first of all it was white to begin with and second it had no rhythm no flow so I ripped off the washi tape that I had on it and grabbed some black gesso and painted over the whole page and basically started over.
The first thing that I saw while waiting for the gesso to dry was the new movers and shapers die this that I had recently purchased sitting out on my table so I thought, 'why not?' cut it out a few times painted them blue and then added them to my page. That was when I decided what my topic would be as well as my color theme. I used a few wood pieces that I painted white to represent the rain drops and then stamped out my journaling onto white card stock cut out each word and then adhered them to the page as well.
the journaling reads:

in order for the flowers to bloom
a little rain must fall

This is actually inspired by some lyrics from Cowboy Junkies the song Southern Rain from the album Black Eyed Man...use to be one of my favorite albums when I was younger...
Anyways I also wanted to add in the textured elements so that's why you see the mesh tape that I painted silver and then the die cut flower stem in green (still within my color palette) I also used a piece of punchinella as my stencil to give me the raised dots. Once I was happy with the layers, colors and texture I called it quits but then decided to add one more element which is the white splatters just to tie in the white rain drops and of course my journal pieces that still have some of the white showing, therefore creating a general flow. In my mind I think it works.
So there you have it...offically my second art journal page but in my new Art Journal it's page number one.
Thanks for stopping in!
just B


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