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Daily Art Devotions: Day 21

For today’s #dailyartdevotions #artjournal practice we engaged with our inner child using coffee filters and water soluble markers. I marked on the filters with ecoline brush markers and transferred the colors with water to canvas paper and beige card stock that I had previously pasted into my repurposed cookbook art journal.

The colors were lighter than expected when transferred, but the pages are still really pretty. I think I will try it on watercolor paper next time. My favorite part, though, is the leftover coffee filters that I can use in other art projects. They look really cool.

art journal · Daily Art Devotion

Daily Art Devotions: Day Two

For day two of #DailyArtDevotions with Elizabeth Foley, I continued prepping my repurposed book for my #artjournal by gluing pages together and adding watercolor paper, different colored cardstock paper, canvas paper, and black art paper. Then I completed the first page with watercolor, gold gesso (which I made by mixing gold acrylic paint and white gesso), calligraphy markers, and a sketch I had drawn on tracing paper that I glued onto the page. Then I worked on a few additional pages in the journal. I added the mandala that I created during the Art of Spiritual Living Retreat into this art journal, and I think I will color it in at some point. The travel page is cut out from one of my favorite magazines, Daphne’s Diary.