Credit Card Painting
A very fast and gestural way to get color down onto the page is using craft acrylic paint and an old credit or gift card that you don't need anymore. Here you can see the way the flat edge of the card smooths out the paint and the pointy corner scrapes through it making white line that reveal the paper underneath.
This is one of the tricks I use when I don't have much time and I don't know what I want to create. I just squirt a few blobs of one or two colors of paint and then do a quick swipe of the credit card to mix and spread them over the page. Then I go get my cup of tea and it is dry and waiting for me to see what I find in it. If nothing appears than I have a nice background color to draw on. However, often I see some shape or image or creature, as I did in this page.
The head, torso and leg of the woman was clearly visible to me. All I had to do was take my pencil and give it a bit of definition and detail and it was finished. Then the rectangle behind it felt like a door to a sacred underground chamber of the Divine Feminine Goddess. It is called Sanctuary and brought forth a spontaneous flow of words about the loving protection I feel from the earth and stones. She can hold all of my deepest secrets and keeps them safe within her. It is a place I can always go when I need to be held and nourished.