I'm sharing an art journal page with you today which I made for the current ART JOURNAL JOURNEY theme 'If you go down to the woods...'
Many of you will know this is a line from the song 'Teddy Bear's Picnic'. I remember as a child my dad playing this to me on his piano accordion, so that was my first thought for the page. Then I considered Little Red Riding Hood or bluebells before finally settling on one which works perfectly for this Easter bank holiday - Rabbits.
I started by spraying the top half of the page with Cosmic Shimmer Astral Mist to provide some blue for the sky, then used a Tim Holtz tree bark stencil and white texture paste. For the smaller trees I used strips of scrunched-up white tissue paper.
Next, using Winsor & Newton watercolours, I painted the tree trunks brown and added the green foliage. The rabbits were free downloads.
I like the whimsical, almost Beatrix Potter effect I've somehow managed to achieve and I wish I could say it was intentional but I'm not that clever.