A new page for the Traveling Art Journal. This page is for Fadwa whose theme is The Gypsy Spirit.
I used a quote from the book, the Gypsy Spirit, by Margaret Elizabeth Sangster (1838- 1912):
“Just around the end of September the feeling begins to grow on us. There is something about the tragic splendor of the dying leaves and the fading summertime that touches a vagabond chord in the heart.”
For the background, I glued calendar pages to the substrate and then colored them with Ranger ink Distress stains (color: Forest Moss). It didn’t go on like I expected but I liked it anyway. Some spots were definitely MUCH darker than I originally wanted. I also add some light green crackle paint (color: peeled paint) in select spots.