I am still having a good time experimenting in my art journal. Why did it take me so many years to allow myself to do this? I have been enjoying drawing girls on card, and the ones I like I cut out. Then I can look through the backgrounds that I have laid down in my journal and see which one I want to glue them to.
This background is from one of Caspiana's soul journal prompts. We used different tapes, sanded them and painted over the top. It made for interesting textures.
I didn't end up following all of Caspiana's soul journal prompts, but she got me to try new things and that has been fabulous. And it is great to have those experiments in my journal that I can go back to and see what interested me and what didn't.
I like the idea of working around a journal. Starting some pages, drawing a bit here and there and then returning. Or not. I don't feel like I have to finish pages, I can just let them sit - or sometimes add my cutouts to add to a page that had stopped at 'background'. That way I end up with different combinations than what I would usually do.