Posted on June 11, 2015

Get Messy Art Journal Game: Season of ADVENTURE – Wk 2

This week in the Get Messy Art Journal world has been a fun exercise in suspense, patience and surprise – also the ingredients of good games. And adventures.

For everyone playing along, each day Vanessa OL (who writes this amazing blog) has been posting a prompt of a material/medium to use and showing us her page so that we can play along too. At the end of the week we will all have totally different pages created using the same/similar elements, and will have been on a mini-adventure away from our usual method of creation – genius!

On Monday we covered half a page with text (from a book or magazine). I used a page of text from a travel magazine.

On Tuesday we used paint to cover a third of a page. I used a mustard/yellow watercolour paint, because that’s the only kind of paint I have right now:

Get Messy Art Journal Game Day 2

On Wednesday it was ink spray/misting.

I don’t happen to have any misting equipment (#creativefail), so used a large brush with lots of water, loaded up with a contrasting dark blue watercolour paint for some ‘misty splashes’, but it was a bit too heavy-handed for my liking and wet a lot more of the page than I anticipated. It’s an adventure though, so I went with it, adding some smaller splashes with a more delicate brush. Better.

This morning I was ready for the next step, and today was ink stamps:

Get Messy Art Journal Game Day 4

I’d forgotten I’d bought these cute little stamps: a unicorn and a speech bubble with the word ‘magic’. I used black ink and didn’t want to overdo it by adding any repeats, but decided to also spell out ‘ADVENTURE’ using my letter stamps.

I did this in silver ink, so they are not too in-your-face.

But I can’t wait for tomorrow for the final prompt and to see everyone else’s pages.

Find out about Get Messy Art Journal Challenge.

See who else is playing the Get Messy Art Journal Game – and posting their ADVENTURE pages every Thursday.


Here’s my finished page. Friday was journaling onto our pages. Of course!

I used a creamy lined notepaper ripped from a notepad, with a silver Sharpie and black outliner pen, and washi tape with a travel theme and some more masking tape to stick it down and blend with the background. I also discovered that if you stick the masking place in the wrong place and move it, it picks up some of the paint splatters – quite handy and a neat little trick for removing them if you wanted to.

Get Messy Game Art Journal Page - Final Day

I really loved taking part in the #getmessygame – what’s next?


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  • Reply Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd June 11, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    I’m a huge fan of unicorns (I have one tattoed on my back) so this stamp is the clincher for me :)
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    • Reply daintydora June 12, 2015 at 11:37 am

      Aw – love the sound of a unicorn tattoo! I have a red devil…

      Now I just need to work out what to journal all around my page. This has been a great adventure :D

  • Reply Emily@squiggleandswirl June 12, 2015 at 4:06 am

    The unicorn makes all the difference to the page, but I do love the silver adventure subtly added in there. I am really excited to see what the last prompt is too, and then see what everyone’s completed pages look like. This game has been such fun!

    • Reply daintydora June 12, 2015 at 10:41 am

      He’s so cute isn’t it? It adds a bit of fantasy and it’s like he’s levitating somehow. Now to add the final piece to the jigsaw and link up! xx

  • Reply Karen June 12, 2015 at 5:36 am

    What a great game! How great to experiment with different mediums and materials each day. Keep up the creativity x
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    • Reply daintydora June 12, 2015 at 10:39 am

      Thanks Karen – it really is good fun, and lucky I had such a good grounding (and a stash of materials) through my collaging! xx

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