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Get Messy Season of Color

Get Messy Season of Color

In this blog post I'm rounding up some of my favorite pages from my art journal that I created during Get Messy's season of contrast.

Get Messy Art Journal is an art journaling program that is a school, art playground and family. We are a group of like minded art journalers who have come together under this art form to learn, share, practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. Our community values consistent creating, encouragement and suppport and trying new things. We would love to have you join us as a member of Get Messy Art Journal.


Week 1:

The journal I had made to use with the last Get Messy season (contrast) is only about half full, so I am continuing to use it for the Season of Color. I almost made a new journal for the season, because I love binding journals, but I decided I’d rather have this one full than half empty.

First up, I have this rainbow page!

After adhering on that striped rainbow paper, I decided I wanted to cut out a “window” to the next page, and then I decided to sketch the girl showing through.


I got out my Tombow Dual Brush Pens and colored her rainbow. 

After flipping the page over, you can see all of the girl I sketched, and then I made a list of colors and their emotions.


My next page to share:

This one I kind of like, but at the same time it almost doesn’t feel like it is my “style”, you know?


Another window cut out. This time a heart shape.


Week 2:

Let’s start this post with my favorite page from the week! Pink is my favorite color, so I decided to feature it on this page with a pink fern drawing.

It was only after completing this page that I googled pink ferns, and apparently some fern fronds do start out pink when they’re young. That’s magic! 😉


The background is watercolor, but I colored in the fern with Tombow Dual Brush Pens.


Next up, 2 space-y pages!

I don’t think I am finished with this Mars page, but I didn’t get a chance to go back and add anymore layers yet.


The hands on the page below are actually stickers by my friend Elly Mack. I stuck them on this page after doing the marbled high flow acrylic background, next to the galaxy image.


Week 3:

We’re already halfway through the season of color! This is a really fun season, it makes me want to make every page a rainbow. 😉

Week 3 is always my turn on the Get Messy blog as a member of the creative team, so yesterday I shared a tutorial for painting colorful hair.

If you’re a member of Get Messy, you can find that tutorial on the Get Messy blog!

These are my colorful hair pages:


Acrylic paint hair on the page above, and watercolor hair on the page below.


For my other page of the week, I printed out some of my butterfly illustrations with a pink tint, and adhered them onto this page. I’m considering turning some of these butterflies into stickers, wouldn’t that be fun??

Week 4:

This week I spent a lot of time working on my upcoming course at Big Picture Classes, and experimenting in my Pen + Ink journal, but I did find a little bit of time to work in my current art journal.


My first page is definitely influenced by the Pen + Ink class and Julia’s work. It’s a super simple but fun page.


My second page for the week is a take on the quote “When I haven’t any blue I use red.” by Pablo Picasso. I however changed it to fit me a little bit, as I love pink and green.

I painted the pink girl in my sketchbook this week, but for this page I scanned her into my computer and altered the colors in photoshop, then printed out 2 copies to use here in my journal.


What 2 colors do you love the most?


Week 5:

The first page I’m sharing here is my favorite of the week. Which is no doubt because it has galaxies. I used strips of my favorite starry washi tapes and painted watercolor galaxies in between them.


I do like this last page, although it doesn’t feel like it’s quite my normal style. It’s my painty/collage style that I throw into my journal once in a while. Usually after I’ve been looking at some of Misty’s pages.

I do love this bird though. I got him from a National Geographic magazine. It was also fun to work in a (mostly) monochromatic color scheme.


That's it for this season! I hope you're inspired to use some color!

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