Enter Jen's Artistic Evolution journal......gorgeous to be sure, but an explosion of pinks and purples. I don't have a bit of either color in my home and almost none in my wardrobe. I can admire those hues on others but am rarely attracted to them.
BTW, this is a fascinating journal, with pages of varying sizes so that the previous artist's work peeks out from behind your own. Click here to learn more about it.
In this journal, our pages are to evolve from those that came before. Elena's pages had to do with transformation and there were a few butterflies, so I ran with that. Here are my two pages, side by side, followed by individual shots.
The backgrounds consist of a whole lot of spraying.....glimmer mist, homemade mist, perfect pearls mist, colorwash.....if it even resembled pink, I used it. There was also a lot of masking, some stamping, rub-ons, gesso dabbed through sequin waste, and every butterfly die I owned worked overtime.
I'm not sure if it shows up, but the lavendar flower that Elena used and that I can see behind my left hand page inspired me to add lavendar to my pink pages. I think of this concept like the art version of the old telephone game. Who knows what the last pages will look like? Maybe there won't be any pink left at all!
What will peek through to the other side, and what the next artist will have to work with, is the edge on the right hand page. I cut it with Tim's on the edge scallop die and tied yarn and ribbon through the holes.