Prepping multiple pages is a great idea anytime, but during these busy summer months it's even more handy. It takes about an hour to prep a week's worth of pages, and when you get ready to journal you already have a place to begin.
Prepping pages in this manner is all about color and having fun with different processes. Here, I dampened the pages and dropped red and yellow acrylic inks onto both pages. I pressed the wet pages together and added more ink drops.
This is a great time to pull out your hair dryer and fast-dry those pages. It's really the only time I ever use my hair dryer now. Who knew what a handy art supply it would become?
It's the first time I've used the acrylic inks in this journal, and I found out that they bleed through the paper. Not to worry! You can always gesso over the page, or you can make it work for you.
I applied Neocolor II water soluble crayons to both pages and then I moistened my fingers and rubbed the crayons to blend.
The blended pages are softer and ready for additional artwork. It's anyone's guess what will be journaled on these pages later this week!
I prepped a third set of pages with colors that I don't use very often. I like to do this now and then to break out of the rut of using the same colors that I'm always drawn to. I scribbled on Neocolor II water soluble crayons once more and and lightly blended them with wet fingers. I'm curious to see what these pages become, too.
Prepping pages ahead of time is the method I began with when I first began art journaling, and it offers many possibilities for each journaling spread. It's amazing what you see in the paint once you return to the pages days later. Until next time, "Celebrate, LOVE, and Create!"
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