Macy's advertisement from last Sunday's newspaper and a handcut stencil
(which I didn't end up using)
Added gesso to soften & mute it overall, then added artist crayons to bring out my focal point...the hands....i LOVE to incorporate them into a piece....they are so expressive and of course are my favorite tool, way better than paintbrushes at times - not as indispensible as pencils tho :)
'untitled', mixed media watercolor journal
Defined the sleeves a bit more, muted out the bracelets & added a ring and stem w/leaves. I originally thought I wanted a blush-pink rose, huge in bloom, but decided on a minimalist look. I still want to add a quote along the edge of the sleeves as this journal is dedicated to quotes /self-portraits...
Journaling with found imagery has such instant gratification, it's so easy & quick to do. I hope I've inspired you to try this...