Friday, 18 May 2018
For a while now I've been really intrigued by Roxanne Coble's journal pages and how she uses black to give such depth to them. I've had this black paper journal around for a while but wasn't quite sure what to do with it. What better way to explore using darker colours than to start with a dark background? It forces me to include black in a way I wouldn't usually.
'Copying' someone else's style can be really informative. While I haven't copied a particular page or even the content of Roxanne's pages - our styles are very different - I've tried to bring in more depth by use of colour and placing of elements, while still keeping to my own style and content. It's a great way to learn and to push yourself.
And I love the way this page worked out!
The journalling reads: A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight. Oscar Wilde.
I suppose a dreamer is always partially in the dark because the dream is something not-quite-yet, and therefore not fully in the light; not fully seen and realised yet.
Have you ever used black pages for journalling? What did you do with them?