Time for some Rummage and Ransack?
I combine 2 pages with their alterations today. The "scavenge" was a fortune from a fortune cookie. Well, since I haven't had one of those in ages, I decided to draw mine and make my own fortune up! The "alteration" was also the perfect journaling prompt for me right now as I am busy moving into my first official art studio located in a gallery downtown and it said to ask yourself 5 questions...you can see what's on my mind these days!!
I went minimalist on the supplies I used to create the pages too. I mainly used the charcoal pencils and the I-dent pent plus a few other things. The charcoal pencils that come in the kit are 6B's which means they are soft and very dark. Easy to smudge with your finger or a charcoal stump and if you need to add highlights then simply erase. The other "alteration" was to add some sort of teeny tiny decoration so I added some song notes to the stamped bird image.
You can also take a water brush and wet the charcoal edges to intensify the color and create some shadowing. I used the I-dent pen and the charcoal pencil together for the writing I added to the page.
I really enjoy the prompts in this book as I have never thought to do a fortune cookie page. It was a lot of fun and very easy using only the simplistic of supplies. I could have gone back in and added some color with the oil pastels from the kit, but I don't know...I just like the black and white scheme playing off the red color in the book.
No video today, but I did make a very short one over on my blog for the "Gift of Giving" blog hop showing my favorite ways to use Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. You have until the 14th to hop along with us with some fabulous prizes up for grabs!