I then covered the left hand side with black gesso. Its been a long time since I've dug out my acrylics for my journal. But I wanted a solid black to contrast and black gesso is the best way to go for that. I painted over the one side almost completely and then I started adding in my elements. I wanted to try and visually express what my art is to me--it is the light in my darkness and the color in my otherwise gray universe. I tried to play on this idea that the ordinary can be made extraordinary by simply adding color, by using old book papers for the majority of elements and then adding bright pops of color with my copics.
I added a little pull out tab on the right hand side which you can't see in the image above since it was too big to scan the whole thing in. Here it is:
Retro Cafe (except for the teal squares) I really like the postal tape that I used above along with the chalk numbers and the pink couture tape. Here is a close-up of those last two tapes at the bottom of the page:
I hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend-- that you're able to make lots of art and if you're spending time with non-artists, then I hope you can raise the bar.