I feel like I was in a bit of a creative rut this month. But I was eventually able to crank out these two pages based on the Get Messy prompts.
These prompts were so much fun – I wish I had more time and inspiration to work on them! But the nice thing is I can always let them inspire me over and over again.
For these pages, I experimented with my latest purchase of Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I really wanted to maximize the inks so I played around with them to get different effects.
Things I love
I drew a free hand heart in pencil before blending distress ink in milled lavender in the center, using the pencil lines to guide me. I tried adding some water to soften the lines and help the color blend a little better but it didn’t change much. Either way, the distress ink helped to create a soft background for me to write my list of current loves, which was so interesting to come up with.
Note to self
I chose A. A. Milne’s quote as part of my love note because sometimes I need reminders like that.
On the art prompt front, I also used distress ink in festive berries blended with water to paint these flowers with a watercolor effect. Then I stamped the middle with shabby shutters distress ink.
I definitely wouldn’t consider myself an artist but I love how these flowers turned out! Can’t wait to try more next time.
Have you signed up for the Get Messy membership yet? You should, because there’s so much good stuff there.
I can’t wait to keep doing this art journaling gig.
See my other Get Messy art journal pages here.