Last weekend I spent a lot of time working in my ledger journal. As you may have noticed lately, I love maps! So I decided to use a map as a background for an entire page spread and paint over it... here's the result... LOVE. Will definitely be doing more of this...
I didn't alter the map in any way. I've tried that before with white-washing or ink spraying, and I'm always sorry I did it. So this time it's just "naked" map... much better. Love the crispness of the map colors and text.
The quote is from a Vonda Shepard song called "Mischief and Control" - awesome song, but this verse is my fave... in case it's hard to read, it says, "There is a painter in all of us. She knows exactly which brush to choose. She knows exactly where to make a stroke. But there's an army of voices she might have to get through." OMG - that so describes me at the moment... trying to get through all those voices inside my head, influences from other artists, and get down to what is truly "me". I think this page is a good start!
I used a Stabilo-All pencil to sketch the flowers and then painted them in with Golden fluid acrylics, white paint, and sharpie paint pen. Text was hand stamped with a mini-alpha set, outlined with Stabilo-All and blended with a water brush. Border done with black paint pen.
Will be sharing more map pages soon.