Ive always worked with large ‘drop sheets’ when making art and backgrounds.
Drop sheets are basically just plain white large sheets of blank paper that serve a dual purpose – firstly they are to protect my work surface because I am a messy painter and believe me it gets everywhere 😀
The other purpose is so that I can utalise the messy drop sheets at a future date and use them to make art backgrounds or journal pages with.
The following journal page started out as one of my drop sheets which I had used to paint paper die cut flower shapes; I laid the flowers down flat on the page and painted over them, as I was doing this I noticed the nice negative flower patterns that where forming across the page and just knew I wanted to use one as a journal page.
This is what it looked like after I’d added a bit of colour to the page and outlined the flower shapes and added leaves & a heart:
Finished piece; I added further doodles and scribbles using paint pens and markers and had a lotta fun making it 🙂