I love combining stencils, stamps and masks.
Marvelous layers are created when using these simple tools together. Even while short on time this week, I was able to create a colorful, busy page using just a handful of supplies.
And it can't go without saying how much I love this week's prompt. Being kind is so important. I have always lived by a code that puts kindness front and center, even if it means being kind when you really don't much feel like it. Even if someone hasn't really earned it. It will matter in the end. Just be kind.
I like to walk away from my journal pages for awhile.
Coming back later, with a fresh eye, usually lends itself to new ideas, inspiration and clarity. Typically I won't add much more than a few more journaled words, some random pops of color, or another layer of detail marks.
Mark making makes me happy, and the whole process of seeing them build and build on the page is rewarding to me. For this layout, I came back in and added even more small marks with paint pens, colorful ink drips and another stamped image.
Fun Tip: Trying using acrylic paint on your hand carved stamps for lots of added texture. Clean promptly with a baby wipe or wet cloth.