Happy Monday Y’all! The holidays are official kicked into high gear! I don’t know about you but its a stress mess time of year, but taking those couple minutes to force myself into the studio to create helps alleviate some of that feeling. I wanted to finish of the Inspiby year with some holiday prompts, so for our second holiday prompt I am bringing back an artist that we have previously featured. Say Hi again to Nika Rouss! It’s hard not to want to choose her every week as her art journal pages are all so inspiring!
In this art journal page, created for the Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang, Nika brings Christmas ornaments to life with vibrant colors on a black background. Now, I’m sure Karen is super excited to get to use her Black journal pages again, but if you are like me and you don’t have a black paged journal, you could easily use black gesso or just create your page onto black cardstock and glue it into your journal. (Kind of like I did for the ‘Fly’ art journal page.)
Here’s Nika’s process video:
Wasn’t that fantastic! I am just so excited to create this week! You know how I love colors and you KNOW how much I love stencils!
As always, you can recreate Nika’s page (please be sure to give her credit!!) or just use it as inspiration when creating your own journal pages. You have until Sunday midnight, whatever your time zone is, to post pictures of your finished creations (which could be an art journal page, tags or even a card, whatever you feel inspired to create this week!) to Instagram using the #inspiby tag. We would love it if you tagged us as well as both Karen and me always love to see your art and would be thrilled to get to follow along with you on your journey!
So throw on some holiday music, grab a beverage of your choice and get inky my friends!
XO-Erin & Karen too!