My art journals are a combination of technique experiments and real art journal pages. I try to go back to those experimental pages and make them into art journal pages.
Theses two pages were not made all at once, they happened over a span of time in stages. The left side is a page that started out with a horrible sketch that I tried to cover up with various ink sprays. Then I used it to test out a repeating hand carved stamp. I can't remember what was in the right corner, only that I wanted it covered up. So, I covered it up with yet another sample stamping of two hand carved stamps (Mr. & Mrs. Right) that also had the same background stamp.
Next, at some point in time, I use the page to practice drawing leaves on vines, that I carried over to the left side (before I put the Mr.& Mrs down). I tested another hand carved stamp and stamped her on the hairline of the woman and colored her.
There is a ton of stuff going on in both of these pages and I always find something new (a scribble or splat of ink, or paint) when I look at it. I love to be able to recycle my experiments.
Do you save your experiments and try to re-create with them or do you say good bye to them?
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