Flashback Fridays: Nov 27, 2014 #art #ink # mixed media #dnartcorner

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on those in our lives and blessings that we have. We we gather, we eat, we give thanks. Giving thanks and showing appreciation for what I have in my life is what insprired my journal entry last November. I cannot imaginve my life without the people that have graced my life. Especially the ones that have stayed by my side through thick and thin. They mean the world to me. This journal page is in dedication to them.

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Materials used: Tombow Markers, Sakura Gelly Roll Pens, Sakura Micron Pen

The process: I cannot take credit for this very cool technique. The technique was created by artist and designer, Lisa Congdon as demonstrated in her Creativebug class “Sketchbook Explorations”. The technique basically involves laying down in geometric shapes using Tombow colored makers and then layering one solid color over the top leaving circular windows. Using a silver Gelly roll pen, you outline each window to make them pop-out.  My own personal touch was adding collaged basic shapes with “Give Thanks” in circles and a thankful quote in rectangles to the page. I choose to keep the collage shapes primarily in white with subtle hints of color to make the standout from an already busy background. Overall I like outcome of this journal page and hope this inspires you to create your thanksgiving inspired themed page.