If you stopped by last week, you may have seen a page from my new Art Journal that I made about my dog Oliver. That was the first page that I made in the book, but I needed a true “first” page. An opener. I used Smeared Ink’s Urban Decay and my watercolor markers from EK Success to make it.
I love coloring stamps with markers. Have you ever tried it? You can’t do it with all brands… you have to use markers that stay a little wet… sort of like the way Pigment Ink stays wet so that you can emboss with it. By using markers, you can get beautiful rainbow colored effects and/or very detailed coloring, which you could never really do with a stamp pad.
I used the “Open” sign as the centerpiece for the page, because that’s what I want this journal to really be about. Me being open. Open to whatever art I create and being ok with it…not overly critical. It was a fun page to make, and super easy! Have an inspiring day!