Step 1, I activate the canvas with random brush marks and some light colour.
Step 2, I add some contrast with stencils and a cool colour.
Step3, more contrast, this time with homemade rubber stamps and black ink.
Step 4, adding a bit more colour and pattern and isolating some shapes in black-working with odd numbers is more visually pleasing.
Step 5, ink up the background and doodle with paint pens. And it's finished
I am an artist and teacher and I love to share what I know and what I learn. I was previously a high school art teacher, now I enjoy art journaling, mixed media, pottery, painting and teaching adults from my home studio.