The theme this month at Art Journal Journey is LANGUAGE.
As I played around with this page, I thought about people who talk in circles.
I stamped a large stamp on a mixed media paper. Aligned my circle dies over the writing, taped them with Washi tape so they wouldn’t move,
then ran them through my die cutting machine
To get a variety of circle sizes.
I glued the circles to my page using a spray glue. When the glue was dry, I wet the circles with water as well as parts of the page outside the circles. Then added watercolors sloppily around the circles in light and dark tones.
When the paint was dry I stamped writing in the two largest circles with black Archival ink.
Using a circles stencil I drew circles around the outsides of the paper circles with a black Zig Writer marker then added scribbles over the drawn circles.
Lastly I scraped modeling paste through different stencils on the page outside of the circles.
I thought the modeling paste would take up some of the watercolor but it didn’t. That was a surprise but I liked that it remained white.
Of course I kept thinking what should yet be added. I liked the page as is so I decided not to ruin it with overkill like I usually do. It is so hard for me to learn to STOP!
I didn’t intend it, but I now see the scribbles as noise vibration (that could be heard along the telephone lines way back when) of those who can be so good at talking in circles.