“Surround everyone you can think of in bubbles of love.”
- Diana Cooper
I hope this finds you happy, well and with some sort of paint under your fingernails. I know mine are currently pink which, seeing as how I’ve been dipping into Bubblegum Spray Ink, makes perfect sense.
I got these pink fingers by the way, while playing with my absolute favorite stencil in Jessica’s line, Bubble Girl Stencil. I love the whimsy of the little girl blowing bubbles, but I also like how versatile the stencil is, as you can play with just the circles and splashes if you wanted more of an abstract pattern in your work. In this art journaling page, I used the stencil twice, first with the aforementioned ink and second with a layer of black permanent ink for depth and dimension.
I created the journal page on a piece of used (approx. 10 x 12) paper that I had in my stash of watercolor paper. I tend to use good paper to back my work (and save my white work desk) and as a result, I have plenty of “scratch” paper to play with. I also used a photocopy of one of my old sketches as the main image on my page. I find that it’s nice to work with collage elements that originated from my hands or heart, which for art journaling, seems terribly appropriate.
See how I created this whimsical art journal page on YouTube
Thank you for watching! If you try something similar, let me know! I’d love to see how you used your little Bubble Girl. . .
With Bubbles of Love,
A childhood obsession with Hollywood starlets led to an early life in the theater, where Kristin Van Valkenburgh spent many happy days on set and behind the scenes as both an actress and makeup artist for the stage. Kristin has a passion for all things mixed media and loves to create whimsical pieces with lots of layers, bright, poppy colors, big eyes and positive affirmations. Her work has been featured in numerous Stampington publications including Somerset Studio, SomersetStudio Gallery, Somerset Life, Somerset Apprentice, Artists’ Cafe and Art Journaling.
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