Our very own Michelle, founder of Make It Monday, is our sponsor this week. Earlier in the year she opened an online shop, Pink Paper Paradise, where she sells Copic markers, refills, airbrush kits, and blending card plus stamps, ink pads, dies and much more. Being that I'm in the US and she currently doesn't ship overseas I didn't have one of her stamps to create with so I am using a Saturated Canary digi called Princess Rose Red.
I had fun creating this art journal page and I took extra care not to "over do" it. It's easy for me to get carried away sometimes ;) but I really wanted to keep it simple. I added some colored texture paste to my sun using a Crafter's Companion stencil and I like the dimension it added. The rays were hand cut from She Art paper by Christy Tomlinson and everything on the page was shaded with Faber-Castell Pitt Pens. The background was created with Faber-Castell Gelatos which are so vibrant and colorful. I did not gesso my page first (which I recommend doing) so I had to mist the page with water to blend the colors. Still worked but they blend better if you apply a coat of gesso first. Here are few more close ups...
I used the following Copic's on my art journal page:
E000, E01, E11, E25, E31, E33, E35, Y21, YG23, B000, B23, R27, R46, 100
who is an Australian stockist of Copic Markers, Accessories and more.