1. I used variety in my piece by using different colors, medias, and techniques. I used tissue paper, origami paper, watercolor pencils and colored pencils. The word amusement made me think of kites and balloons and bright colors so I used those all in my piece. I categorized the colors into rainbow order to make the piece flow.
2. I used different types of papers for the kites and balloons to show mixed media along with watercolor pencils and regular colored pencils. I enjoyed being able to use different mediums in one project.
3. Practicing our visual journaling showed me how to use the different mediums as well as what went well with what and etc. the practice definitely helped.
4. The challenges I experienced were with not letting the tissue paper bleed outside the lines and making sure the watercolors stayed in the general area they should be but I fixed that by using watercolor pencils and I was careful when using gel medium on the tissue paper.