The cover of my ‘Soul Journal’ is coming along nicely – I am just taking some extra time with it, to work it up before I do the stitching as it will be difficult to add anything once it is all together (though I know that’s how journal girl does it – but when you are slapping on paint & glue & medium – I’d prefer to keep my pages out the way & the cover is easier to manage) I am VERY unstructured when it comes to painting – my MOST common tool is a paddle stick……but in this instance, I did use a brush. You can see that I just literally open my paint drawers & add as I go – after a liberal coating of colour – the I wipe it all back with baby wipes……I then dries overnight (NO – a hair dryer won’t do it! – it will make the polymers in the acrylic paint get soft & rubbery from the heat – the paint needs to harden so that I can take to it with a sanding block!) So that’s drying – so I have gotten back to my little squares…….. I found that my book was too big to use literal inch squares, so I used my next size up punch, about 1.25in………also, even with 24, they looked a bit lonely on my double spread……. I couldn’t seem to get a ‘square’ of my chair that actually still looked like a chair or that you could recognise, that got me to thinking about keeping some elements whole & cutting them out…… & off I went. Abby will be proud of all of my negative space, but it is still a little on the ‘vacant’ side for me – perhaps I will add more to this page later when I discover some treasure…. do you ever do that? Find something much later & add it to something you had already done with? The background is made from Walnut Ink & then I stamped into it using Moonglow bucket o’blood red (what a villianous name?!) & Green Pepper Press Juliet stamps (some of my favs.) As promised…..more faces from last week…….I haven’t drawn one yet today – that can be next!