hello sweethearts! REV IT UP time! This week it is all about CELEBRATE. First thing that came to mind was “celebrate the little things”. You might think that is easy and so cliche, but seriously if you think about it, you must feel some sort of gratitude for those little things. My journaling is in Dutch, but this is what I am very very grateful for and I wish to celebrate:
“freshly cut grass – chirping birds – spring – doors open and fluttering curtains – a sudden hug of the adolescent – walk bare foot – fresh flowers in the house – walking on the beach at night – picnic – trip with a boat – lovely salad – new art supplies – sweet messages on my creations online – icecream – loving friends – girls dates – new nail polish – books – kiss from Jack – help from my love – la casa de papel – rising early – insulin + pump – my life :).
for now, here’s to another week, another creative play for you!
Exercise: create a galaxy!
I came up with this page
How did I make this page?
I got my favorite art journal out, and than decided to use:
- tombow markers (colors: pink light and darker (no number on there anymore :), 535 (dark blue), 296 (dark green), 025 (yellow) 133 (light green), light blue (no number on there anymore :), 443 (turquoise)
- Jane Davenport mermaid markers ‘the color institute’ “polar lights” (darker pink) en “planet gliese (lighter pink with glitter!)
- grey pen for journaling (I have used Staedler Triplus Fineliner
- white pen (my new favorite: Molotow acrylivc 127HS-CO, 16 signal white, bullet shapet)
- little scissor
- pencil & eraser
I love to work with circles. So first draw a circle with your pencil. If you are not sure if you can draw a circle (practice on a scrap piece of paper or simple use a plate or something round to trace)
than get out your Tombow Markers. You can see the colors I have used in my list above. Color the circle with quick strikes of the marker. It does NOT have to be neat. I repeat: IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE NEAT. Look at my work. Not neat 🙂
completely fill the circle with your favorite colors. My color Black has vanished. But if you want to use that too, it would be fun in a galaxy theme. I know already I will mix the colors when water comes into play 🙂
Get your brush wet and just start adding the water to your marker. You will see it will pick up color very quickly and mix beautifully!
Look at that beautiful little poodle of water!
As you can see the blue and pink are starting to react directly when the water hits. Leaving the most beautiful color combinations! Even more bright than watercolors do!
I think I am falling in love with these Tombow markers! Do rinse your brush with clean water a lot, otherwise you’ll end up with one big blob of blue 🙂
This is how my wet finished page look like <3
Look closely at those gorgeous colors that suddenly appear! LOVE!
the puddle of dark (water) on the right hand was a bit too dark for my liking. You can simply remove the water by getting out a paper towel and tip it lightly in the water. It will suck it up quickly.
Let your page dry (or use your heatgun), and start working on your title. I have a piece of white cardstock for this. I simply drew half a circle, sort of the size of the circle on my art journaling page. Then I wrote the word Celebrate.
time for your gorgeous Mermaid Markers from Jane Davenport. If you don’t have these, use any marker or paint you have on hand! That is what I do! Try to use ALL of my supplies 🙂
the lighter pink has some sort of a glitter in the ink. So I filled my word first with the darker pink, and than go over it with the bright pink with glitter 🙂
here you can see how beautiful the colors & glitters are!
Cut out your title, leaving a little bit of white space around the letters.
This is how the title looks when you’ve cut it out. and now you can see why I added the half circle. So that the title would be place nicely around the ‘globe’
get out your white pen and start adding stars, dots and little wrinkled lines for your ‘galaxy’ look. This is my new favorite white marker. It works perfectly on strong background colors!
see those wrinkled lines? too cute! and just keep adding stars and dots untill you are satisfied. Warning: addictive 🙂
I decided to add “the little things” to my title “Celebrate”.
And here I also used the Mermaid Markers from Jane Davenport. First the darker pink, than the lighter glitterly pink.
this is turning out soooo good if you ask me 🙂
the “the little things” piece of title missed something, so I’ve added the Mermaid Marker to the edges. And I have written all my “little things to celebrate” with pencil. Just to make sure it will fit.
Then I have traced over my pencil lines with my grey pen. You can erase the pencil later.
And tada, there it is! I LOVE this technique with the Tombow markers which I saw at my sweet friend Katie from Studio Katie! Seriously easy to create and you can think up of tons of different ways to use this technique! Oh, I later decided to color in the hearts I have used in between the words / sentences also with the Mermaid Markers! You can see in the pictures below!
some more pictures:
so this was already my TENTH REV IT UP DARE. So I have been doing this for 10 weeks. I would not even have thought I would keep up with it, but I am! I am always very inspired by my sweet friend @katie from Studio Katie who uses her tombow markers in such cool ways. Go check her out!
I hope you liked this dare and I mostly hope you are going to play along! If you want me to see your beautiful creations (and I cannot wait to see them!), you can tag me on Instagram with @revlie but you can also use the hashtags #revitup #revitupdare #revitup2020 #revitupdare2020 #revlie #thecreativeplayground. I will & come looking for you to give some love!
Thanks again so so much for PLAYing along. I hope you had a great time and I’ll see you next week!