Boy has it been awhile since I actually finished a page! I've started many but they just laid there waiting for some finishing up, or a photo, or simply some idea to pretty them up with paints. Then for some reason I got inspired by the Color Theory class over at Studio Calico to make a very basic monotone page. I really just used watercolors and black inks and some stamped butterflies. I love the bold yet simple look that just a few items brings.
I sketched a little box with the number 10 on it and then some flowers. I hand cut the piece to use on my page.
Ten is such a great age because kids are still kids and they haven't been bombarded too much by more challenging adult things. It's an age just before puberty that just blows all that lovely innocence out of the water!
I have fun with this page just using a light wash of watercolor and then adding a few ink splatters. In some areas the ink bleed entirely too much but I loved the bold random effect.
I keep a huge 11x17 pad of watercolor paper on hand for these more painted projects so I don't get such wrinkly paper. I buy them whenever hobby lobby has a 40% off sale! hee hee
Thanks for stopping in and I hope to share a little mini book that's been awhile in the making. Hope the weather holds up so I can get some great photos!