Wanderlust 2019 - Week One

HI everyone,

I decided to treat myself to Wanderlust again this year as I find it so inspiring - even if I don't always have time to try every lesson, I will still enjoy watching the videos and there is so much variety with all the different teachers.

This month, the theme is "Typography" and the first lesson for this year was with Kasia Avery, who hosts Wanderlust, along with her husband Jamie. Kasia showed us how she created a page in her art journal, starting with collaged papers and building up layers with different mediums, and thenshe encouraged us to have a go with whatever supplies we choose.

Here's mine ...

I started by collaging various papers - saved tissue wrap, old book papers, ephemera from the printable collection created by Eliza Trojanowska and supplied free with Wanderlust 2019, and some patterned papers from my scrap drawer.

After a layer of gesso which I scribbled into, I added colour with water-soluble crayons (Derwent Art Sticks), stencilled with Distress Oxide inks, and defined some of the shapes with water-soluble Inktense pencils and a waterbrush.

Final step was to use white pen and dark pencil to doodle and add some pseudo-handwriting to the page just because I like the look of it (my real journaling was scribbled into the gesso layer while it was still wet with the wrong end of my paintbrush).

As you can see, I had loads of fun creating this page, just playing with all the different media. It doesn't really have a focal point, but love the way all the different layers are peeking through each other and I do like this colour palette.

There is already another lesson waiting to be tried, hopefully I will have time to play later this week.

Thanks for popping in today, see you again soon!

Love Annie xxx