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A layer a day - A spread a week: week 8

Hello fellow Butterflies!

It´s Melina here today, and I´m hosting this week´s Alad/Asaw challenge.

In case this is the first time you read about the challenge, check out the first blog post on the subject here, where we explain what it is all about.

You can join the fun at any time on the France Papillon and Creative Butterflies facebook group, where lots of alad spreads and in between layers get shared, which will definitely help your mojo to be inspired!

week 8

Ways to feel balanced.

I am a mother of four, a wife, fighting issues with pain and exhaustion, always doing the best I can, emotional, working in healthcare...

Taking time for me and my art journal is an important way for me to feel balanced. To get the emotions out, to escape reality for a moment.

Looking at this prompt from another angle is ways to get your page or spread to feel balanced. How do you do that? Do you even think about it? I must say I am not an expert at all in this area, knowing any rules of how you should think to balance your work properly. I just feel when it´s not or when it is, and I can´t explaine how or why really.

I know I care about weight (not my weight, not when journaling anyway!). The weight of embellishments, or amount of dark colour or what ever. If one part of the make is too overweight I need to balance it out on the other side.

I know I care about uneven numbers. I like to use 1 or 3 or 5 embellishments, or uneven clusters of embellishments, or repeate patterns in the background uneven times, and so on... It makes my spread feel balanced.

I´m looking forward to see your progress and finished pages in the France Papillon and Creative Butterflies Facebook group. I would love to hear your thoughts about this!

What do you do to feel balanced?

Are you following any theoretical rules to get your page/spread/artwork balanced?

Please share if you do!



Last week's challenge about rules inspired Kathleen to make this gloriously texturised spread!

Products used by Kathleen


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