I like to think of myself as a frugal artist, I don’t like to waste anything (remember what you were told as a child about waste!) and more and more I’m finding ways of using everything in inventive ways. This is, in part, thanks to the gorgeous Jennibellie whose blog could be entitled "The Frugal Artist", she’s incredible and is helping guide me along as I endeavour to make my own journals from scratch.
So, yesterday after painting on my canvas I had some left over paint and taking my beloved artist sponges I set about slapping the paint onto any journal I could find. This included my trusty A5, black faux leather cover journal. I’ve found these are my favourite type of journal as I don’t have to prep the pages every time (I can just glue a couple together) and the paper quality will stand up to a lot of media. These cost me about £3 from my local ASDA supermarket and come in all sizes. So, as I slapped the paint down in my A5 journal I loved the result instantly as the sponges had soaked up several colours, creating an effect I’d be hard pushed to replicate with a brush…
Scrummy, gorgeous, loveliness…I LOVE this pallet!
I felt inspired to draw on the pages using my favourite black Pitt pens and white uni-ball Signo. I love circles, sprials, wavy lines, the natural world and female figures meaning this double page spread sums up where my a lot of my art is at right now. I'm thrilled with it and it shows me, yet again, what using up those leftovers can lead to!