I added drops of blue, yellow, and white to and let them run together. I also pressed the pages together and blew the ink around by holding the book close to my lips.
Here's the left side. I really like the way the blown ink dried on the page, and the little spots of white ink that didn't blend into the blue.
Here's the right side of the page. I see a tree and a bit of landscape. I can't wait to see where all of this will lead.
As I looked more closely at the left side, I began to see the profile of a face, so I took my quill pen and India ink and began to sketch it in using cross hatch.
I followed the lines of the ink marks to the tree shape, and I looked through my collage paper and found the word "imagination", and clouds in a beautiful blue sky. They seemed to fit so I used Mod Podge to adhere them.
I used white acrylic ink to add details and highlights to the eyes and lips.
Then, I enhanced the right side with little white bubbles. I added more white and yellow inks to the sun.
To finish the spread, I added this quote from Henry David Thoreau, " The world is but a canvas to the imagination."
I had a great time playing with the inks, and I like the monochromatic, simplistic style of this spread. It's so unlike the over-the-top color that I'm usually drawn to.
I hope you're having fun stepping outside of your journaling norm, and I hope you're having a wonderful day as you "Celebrate, LOVE, and Create!"
PHOTO OF THE DAY
This rose was given to me on the Friday before Mother's Day. I can't believe how nice it still is. Only the outside petals are beginning to show signs of wilting.