This page is for Challenge 22 for Junk Journals Junkies and Mindful Art. As soon as I saw the theme was reflection, I had an idea for the first layer of the background!
For the background, I dribbled Pebeo Studio Acrylics iridescent paints in Rich Gold and Green/Yellow over both pages, spread them out with the Ranger Craft Squeegee and closed the pages together to create an ink splat background which covered both pages. This had to be left to dry overnight as the paint was quite thick to provide texture.
For the next step I used the IndigoBlu Girl in Profile stencil and Reeves Violet acrylic paint to add two faces. I used a natural sponge for this, both to get coverage and to ensure additional texture. I then painted in the top of the head on the right hand page. I deliberately didn't set the faces directly opposite each other.
Having found the quote that I wanted to use, I chose to focus on love reflecting love rather than hate reflecting hate. I die cut the Spellbinders D-Lites Vines of Passion die from gold paper, matted it onto purple card and then added a narrow border by fussy cutting round the gold. Before I added the heart to the page, I cut it in half down the middle to make it easier to attach and close the journal.
I then added some stamping to bring the page together and add further interest. I used several of the stamps from the Love stamps clear choice set by Royal & Langnickel with Violet and Deep Purple archival inks. I didn't worry about creating an exact reflection. Each time the images were stamped in both colours, but slightly offset.
Finally I printed out the quote 'Life is a reflection of intent. Love reflects love. Hate reflects hate.' using my Dymo Letratag and added it to the page (once I had trimmed off the excess. I chose to make REFLECTION upper case as this was the theme for the page.