One of my favourite way of making backgrounds for journal work is using stripes. The Edinburgh Art festival Guide this year is some fab yellow and blue stripes. The paper is matt and fab for doodling all over
I have so many pieces like this which are my go to relaxation doodling so I decided to rip them up to make backgrounds – I am having a chill out day and making right mess of my living roomlayering stripes in lots of different altered books that I am preparing
I wanted to do something bigger than normal so I used a double page spread in an A4 sketch book . I doodles all over the stripes but I didn’t like my design – I have been making split mandalas which work on as small scale , but the spiral ring down the middle disrupted my flow too much.