Art Journal Pages - For the World

I worked on a couple of journal pages tonight, and I am pretty pleased with how they turned out.  I started out with the page above and added some more color to it.

I think I would like to try and recreate this on a large canvas.  I love working on my abstract and non-representational art in this journal.  It gives me a chance to play without the pressure of creating on a canvas.  

I wanted to do some lettering on the other page, so I started by painting the whole page with white paint.  I picked a gelli print that I thought matched my other piece well.  

I worked pretty hard on the computer to get the font just right, and ended up using Alpha Echo.  Then I ran out of colored ink, and my darn printer would not print, even in black and white!!!  So I used a piece of printer paper, placed it on the computer screen, and traced the letters onto the paper using a pencil.

I placed the paper over the gelli print and cut through both pieces.  I love my little pink X Acto knife, it is easy to control.

Part of my letters cut out.

I fixed these to the paper using matte medium.  I went over the top of them when I was done to make sure they would stay down.

All done, but I think they need some doodles too.

Oh yeah, they totally needed doodles. All done!  If you are wondering, one of the mottos we use in our church is "In God, with others, for the world" and I like it a lot.  I'm practicing right now for some larger pieces I intend to make to auction off for some of the mission work our church is involved in.