When my children were little I read them a book about colors that had a character called Mr. Paint Pig. Oh how they loved this book and the colors!
I can't remember the name of the book now but I was reminded of it when I started looking through a painted journal I found while making an attempt to clean up and clear some space around my work table. It's another journal made from a Composition Notebook.
The first journal featured scrapbook papers altered with paint, stamping, inks, etc. you can see it here. I used a Composition Notebook again, this time I glued about 4-5 sheets of the lined paper together to create a heavier page and applied acrylic paints directly to the lined pages.
The purpose of this journal was to use different paint color combinations and see what happened.
Using an old credit card to lay the paints on top of one another was fun too. If the colors weren't working, a smear of gesso helped me to go in another direction.
I actually like the pages that gesso was added on better than some of the others.
Sometimes I get so excited about color and embellishing that I forget to leave a space to journal any thoughts. This method of painting directly over the lined pages worked great, you can still see some of the lines (not that you need to write on the lines). I like the way that looks.
|Blue + Yellow=Green|
|Spray inks with Acrylics|
I cut the Easter Eggs from a cellophane wrapper and glued to the page.
|Art project with Bree|
Most of all, have fun doing it!
Uh, just Googled it: Richard Scarry's COLOR BOOK (Mr. Paint Pig)