Monday Pages

Happy Monday everyone!

Here's a couple more pages from the new journal I've been working in lately.  This Dylusions journal alternates between bundles of white drawing paper and bundles of manila heavyweight cardstock so in order to hurry up and get through the first section of drawing paper (I'm not a fan), I folded the last page in the bundle in half.  Varying the page sizes and edges are an excellent way to add interest to a journal.  I need to remember to do it much more often!

Both the girl and the houses are rendered in watercolor by using a layer of absorbent ground over collaged map paper.  Watercolor on absorbent ground moves in wild ways so it is best to embrace this unpredictability.  Absorbent ground is a great tool for adding watercolor work in journals with otherwise watercolor unfriendly paper.  As you can see, I was able to paint the houses in watercolor (with AquaMarker accents) while having an acrylic background.