This page was another adventure for Erika's challenge at Art Journal Journey.
First a layer of white acrylic paint, then an old book page, then an opened out teabag adhered over that. I fancied some crackles, so I used DecoArt's 2 part crackle glaze. The cracks are too fine to be visible though! I added some a wash of raw umber water mixable oil paint, hoping to highlight the cracks (to no avail!), then some turquoise paint drips, then glued on part of a Gelli print. I used a brown pencil to outline the flower, then cut circles from a printed teabag and glued them on. A phrase came to my mind, 'Starting a page can be an adventure if you don't have a plan', so I wrote it around the flower with a white gel pen. I finished with some raw umber and white splatters.
It's a very gloomy January day here, and I think this reflected in today's page!