No, it is NOT blood. As usual when working on a canvas, I had a stencil drenched in lovely juicy red dylusion inks, so I slipped the stencil between two pages and blotted it on the opposite page. Weeks later I picked up my pens and decided to fill the empty areas. With such a large area in the centre I drew this lovely lady. Some friends think this is spooky due to the red ink residue on her face. I don't have those thoughts, I loved working on the whole thing and wonder about the mystery lady peeping from behind the flower!!!!!
The background for the pages above came after completing the border, which I often do it seems. I used various ink sprays and stencil for the main images. The completed pages are a bit dark, but then this journal is all about trying out different techniques that I might not have tried otherwise. More to follow tomorrow.