Art Journal Page: Framing Worry

IMG_6261_wMore block printing with my new wooden blocks – this time in Dylusions Crushed Grape and White Linen acrylic paints over a brown/pink/orange acrylic paint background. I’ve added shading with water-soluble graphite and Vintage Photo/Walnut Stain Distress Inks. The text is drawn freehand with Signo Broad white gel pen and embellished with the fine tip version.

The spacing of everything is unplanned when I start… it just so happened that four of the blocks fitted in the height of the page, and the fold breaks the pattern and fools the eye, so it’s not immediately obvious there’d have been an overlap if it had been on a flat sheet of A4. I printed the vertical white framing first, and then spaced the horizontal accordingly. How I manage to fit in the text whilst worrying (ha!) that I’m going to miss out a letter or misspell the word is beyond me, but I seemed to have managed it.

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  1. Gorgeous, Neil! The spacing of everything is perfect – “no worries” lol! I love the colour scheme, and how true is that sentiment. I keep finding new quotes to use on my hubby, who is a great worrier, and if he’s got nothing to worry about, he’s seriously worried! I always say worry is the opposite of faith. It’s certainly a humungous waste of energy.

    I recently got the Dylusions paints and am thoroughly enjoying playing with them. Today I completed a project using both the paints and the sprays but can’t upload it yet because the recipient won’t receive it till mid-August. Fabulous vibrant colours and a real pleasure to use.


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