The art journal entry I made for the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog was a challenge in more ways than one! I made this spread early in the month, and had to wait all month for a sunny day in order to photograph it (so I had a very fitting subject). Meanwhile, I upgraded to a different photo software on my computer and needless to say, it has been a challenge to bring this post to the masses. While I was creating the layout I was repeating to myself, “April showers, brings May flowers”, so I had to add a few tiny flowers, but most of my colors and shapes were chosen with only rain in mind. This particular art journal is an old book and therefore the book pages serve as my starting point. I then covered the pages with a paper doily and some torn patterned paper and pushed the combination to the background with a light coat of gesso. I then added modeling paste with several stencils to get the little rain drops and topped with some paint. I added the Sizzix die cut of Rainman and shading with a marker and a little paint. I stamped a few little tress and added some little blossoms, since May is on the way.I decided to use the challenge title as my title as well, since I couldn’t get the saying out of my head.
I hear California could use some rain these days, I wish rainman could send them some.
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