Both "Art Journal Journey" and "Take a Word" are asking us to make artwork using the theme "Circles".
I'm also linking to "Paint Party Friday" .
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Here is a little flower, with two little helpers, practising its juggling skills.
I used to paint with newspaper underneath my paper until I noticed that the newspaper often ended up covered in pretty colours and patterns.
Now I keep a large sheet of cartridge paper underneath whatever I am painting and I use it to clean my brushes and stamps, or test a colour.
Here is a part of it so far - this has been going for about a month.
Not terribly interesting?
But put it into a Photo-editor and invert the colours and you get this.
Play about with the colours a bit more and the little flower has an exotic frame to juggle in.
I sometimes use Photo-editing, as here, as another way of applying colour. The finished result can be printed as cards or as a picture for framing.