You place a few colours of paint on your mat and start to just paint on the page, however you like, just let the colours take you over and don't think too much about what you're doing. Once the paint is dry you try to pick out images and make it come to life on the page.
(I've done this at work with scribbles, you know when you have one of those phone calls where you're put on hold for (what feels like) hours on end. Take your biro and scribble on a section of the note book and pick out shapes and define them further with your pen. I usually see boats and sea scenes :) )
For this challenge I've already done a couple of pages and it's such great fun, I really recommend this, it's pure art therapy! You don't have to worry about being judged, at all!!
Here is my first page:
I used three Tim Holtz Distress paints (Vintage Photo, Victorian Velvet and Peacock Feathers) and just applied with my fingers, smudging it all over the page, here and there. Making a right old mess, but it equals good fun :) (Working in my art journal)
When I had almost finished, I could just see this hare (one of my favourite animals) appearing from the brown 'smudge' at the bottom of the page. After highlighting and shading him, (used watered down gesso and pencils and a black pen in odd places) the page just reminded my husband and I of Watershipdown. I decided not to add anymore to the page as I just loved the mood of it as it was.
I'll have another to share tomorrow too. This is quite addictive!!
Hugs and happy weekend crafting
I'd like to enter this into the Mixed Media Place Challenge 4 - Intuitive Painting