hello sweethearts! REV IT UP time! REV it up dare no. 14 is here!!
and this week the prompt is DANCE. and lately my favorite song is DANCE MONKEY van Tones and I. Especially since her voice sounds kinda shrill, which sounds like my voice when I sing! To great shame of my teens :). hehe. mission accomplished right :). And I have looked up the lyrics and turns out I am singing the wrong words, haha. Story of my life. And there also is a story behind this song (there always is right?), you can find that here if you are interested.
For now, here’s to another week, another creative play for you!
Exercise: create a handwritten title
I came up with this page
How did I make this page?
Of courese I have used my own favorite artjournal! And these supplies:
- Jane Davenport watercolor Brights
- Prima Marketing watercolor Classics
- Black fineliner Staedler nr. 4
- White ecoline
- Tombow Markers (025, 133, 443, 295, 743 , 526, 815, 243, 703,
- white pen (my new favorite: Molotow acrylic 127HS-CO, 16 signal white, bullet shapet)
- pritstift (glue stick) or any other glue you can use to glue your title into your artjournal
- piece of white cardstock or any other sturdy paper to write your title on
Collect the materials you want to use :). When I am working in my artjournal, usually other materials just jump in, haha. So look at my material list above to see what materials I have used to create this page.
write your title loosely by hand, onto your piece of cardstock. if you find this hard to do: practice first on normal plain printer paper. practice makes perfect right? the more you do this and practice this, the easier it will become. promise. and DON’T be a perfectionist either. not perfect = GOOD. look at my handwritten title above. you can see my E kinda moves down more than the other letters. pity, move on it’s GOOD anyway! let it go. it is just your art journal. you are allowed to play and practice!
repeat the title again while writing alongside the letters you have already written. a bit too scary to do this with pen? just try with pencil first! but remember to be on the lookout for the perfectionist monster who will make you adjust, erase and change all the time. keep in mind OK = GOOD.
get out your tombow markers and color in bits and pieces per letter. take the colors that make YOU happy. I simply love alllll the colors, so I get out a much as I can 🙂
if you have filled in all the letters with your Tombow Markers, than lightly go over with a small brush dipped in water. you’ll see that the colors will mix. but remember: if you just added water to a blue part, and you drag your brush through the yellow, that yellow will turn into green because it mixes. for me that is totally fine, I love surprises like that. but if you do not like that, than make sure to clean your brush with water every time you touch a new color 🙂
put your title aside so you can work on your art journal. you are going to create an oval, sort of in the middle ;). so DO NOT get out your ruler! you are NOT going to measure anything. you are simply going to look with your naked eye where you think the middle kinda is. and there you’ll put your oval. little lesson in learning to let go of your perfectionism.
let’s paint the background! we are going to write into the oval, so leave that open. I want watercolors around so I TRY not to touch my oval with my brush…
so. I said TRY. look! while I was making the photo for the blogpost, I messed up. am I fed up with this? 1 second. and than I think: NOT important! I have to put my title somewhere and this seems like the perfect spot! try to think this way! and even if you are not going to put your title on there: how bad is it really?! this is your art journal. your creative playground. all is OK, and all is possible. THERE ARE O RULES remember 🙂
and on we go. I have painted the background with different colors of yellow, pink and purple/magenta. I love to let them run into one another. you’ll get that effect if you use enough water 🙂
my title is dry, so I am going to cut it out with my small scissor. I always leave a little white border on the edges of my word, so the title will pop out on the page!
oh, the joy of all those colors!! my cut out title (and can I have a little attention for my gorgeous nails?! made by Loes from Limited Edition Junkie, so freaking happy with them).
because I love the lyrics of this song, I will incorporate them into my oval. I write directly with pen, because it does not need to fit at all. I just want the lyrics as a background. if you think this is a bit scary: use your pencil first. no problem at all. letting go is best by doing it step by step.
here you go! oval filled with lyrics. and if you look closely, you’ll see that my lyrics just stop on the end. perfect for me. I did not feel the need to let the sentence be complete. it is my background.
check how my title will look. completely da bomb if you ask me!
now I am going to draw a few ovals around my oval with my favorite white pen (check my material list in the top of this blogpost).
and now I figured it needed some doodles with that same white pen.
and for all the perfectionists out there, look! I have not even erased my pencil lines :O. lovely isn’t it? I want them to be in my art journal. I love them to play along 🙂
and look. the smudge. still there. and I have made it even worse by rubbing it a bit too hard with a piece of paper cloth which made it tear up the paper a bit. ah well. how bad is it? life goes on. good for me.
in the meantime I listen to podcasts, watch studio vlogs on YouTube and doodle in my art journal.
when I doodle the bottom of the oval, I usually flip my artjournal up side down. that simply is easier for me.
and I love my doodles this way the best. not completely fill the page, but just a part. but YOU do YOU. do what you love. experiment! and yet: my favorite white acrylic pen!
a picture of the total doodle; I also added some hearts here and there.
and look, the title so half over my smudge, good right?! right!
and I suddenly decided I needed white splashes! so I grabbed my ecoline. I dip my brush into the ecoline, than dip it a bit in water and than splash into your artjournal. cover your lyrics if you do not want the drips to land there. because drips and splashes will do what they want to do 🙂
And I love this end result! It is so much fun to work with tombow markers and create a beautiful art journal page. I can think up a 1000 more ways to do this. A new challenge for your artjournal!
And rapapapa, another art journal page done!
Some more pictures:
so this was already my FOURTEENTH REV IT UP DARE. And I am having fun every single time. I hope you do too! If you are looking for more fun and free inspiration, check out all my free ideas & video’s HERE.
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!