I have a subscription to a magazine called: The Flow, and a lot of the time there are these articles on mindfullness. It;s something that I can very much relate to in my busy life as a schoolteacher. The other day there was this drawing of a lady with ballons in the magazine. The only thing coloured was one brownish balloon, her face and hair. I decided to use her on my art journal page. I started the background by cutting out my lady and drawing her out on a piece of paper. I cut her out again thus making a mask which I used when putting down some modeling paste through a Crafters Workshop stencil. What was left over on modeling paste was used to make some more texture on the pages here and there and applied with a palet knife.
My lady had a plain white dress which I coloured in yellow with my Copic Markers. I found the skirt of the dress a bit dull so I decided to add pleats, which I thought worked out fine. I also colorued one of her ballons yelllow and added some shading on the brown balloon. Then I glued her down on my page.