Mixed Media Nature Art Journal Friday

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During the summer, the kids spend Friday at their Dad’s.  It gives me an extra break. The rest of the year we use Friday for activities,  a day out, dvd documentaries, etc.

It’s a very relaxed day.

On Friday’s here, I’d like to share my nature journal and process of making pages.

This week, I got out the deer skull I brought home to sketch last April and finally got around to it.

I begin with a contour sketch  in permanent pen. I don’t use pencil, so that I need to be brave, and satisfied with mistakes.

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Then I used watercolor for shadow

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Then I added color with watercolor and oil pastel

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Final touches and journaling (covered the pastel in mod podge to keep it from smearing)

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