Circus Circus …or In My Art Journal Today

Showing you 2 pages that are coming one after the other in my art journal :)


The Circus arrives without warning….but the rule is


Not my circus, not my monkeys!

Isn’t that the truth ;)

Here are some details of the two pages:


I created a pretty grungy background with acrylic paints and Gesso and then used Liquitex Spray Paint to partly use my Elephant March Stencil coming into the page


For the writing I used Liquitex Black Carbon Acrylic Ink and a Bamboo Sketching Pen .


In this spread I created the background by dry brushing different acrylic paint colors. I love the texture of the paper itself but also of the brush strokes.


I sprinkled some water onto the still wet paint and then blotted it off with a paper towel- I love how the paper towel left an amazing texture impression reveal the paint underneath. Talk about happy accidents ;) And because I loved the background so much- I didn’t want to cover it up too much and just wrote over with the Bamboo Sketching Pen and Acrylic Ink again.


Hope you have a creative day today!


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