This started out with scribbling which didn’t quite work for me, so I had to “repair” it by creating something to put on top of the word art I had written. I had to scribble the caption before the crayons because it would’ve been difficult to write over with text or additional drawings. I think the word art I put on top of it worked quite well, and I’m still thinking of other journaling to add on strips of kraft paper to be pasted onto the heart.
I’ve been raring to use crayons on kraft paper which, much like construction paper which is supposed to be a good medium for the wax to stick to, makes the color float in a more vivid fashion. I love the way it came together, after which I decided to doodle in black ink to create the background.
The wordart was created using the “Miserable” font in outfline form, then I enclosed it in a square in random fashion and then doodled the background again. I was torn between coloring in the letter or just leaving it blank, but in the end, my red sharpie pen called out to me.
I’m already getting ready to start the next one, although I am still not positive I will get to my 28 hearts by the end of the month. Then again, never say never.. right? Not all the journal entries will involved actual drawing anyway, as I am thinking of doing some hybrid scrapbooking somewhere along the way.
After days and days of not being able to start anything for my art journal project, it’s coming a bit easier now. I’ve come to accept that art journaling per se does not require all that much journaling because the work is supposed to speak for itself. The words will come later.