I thought I'd play with stencils in my art journal. I bought a book full of them and whilst flicking through the choices, I alighted on the flame design (see what I did there?).
Okay, yes the page is a bit on the bright side. Thankfully, I've only one more in-your-face page to fill. It's a hangover from when I added ink to a few pages to use away from home. Since then, I've learnt how to mix up a more subdued palette. When I've finished the final pre-inked page and I can start using them.
Anyway, for now, I had a lime green surface to work with. Which, in a way, was convenient for a design involving flames. It meant I could freely use red, the complimentary partner for green.
I used a fine black Faber Castell Pitt Pen to draw the flame through the stencil. I then used a small paintbrush to ink the image in with red. I continued with my Pitt Pens, to fill in the shapes with a variety of doodle/tangle designs.
And then, because I had space on the left hand side, I drew/wrote the word Fire and filled that in too. Unfortunately, this resulted in a blocked-in space within the top of the 'F' lettering. So a quick little brainstorm and I added "Art on" (and yes I'm aware that adding art after 'F' is asking for trouble).
Until next time