Well, I’ve finally completed my first full art journal and have started a new one. I’ll post the final pictures of the first one another day. This new journal is being done in a beautiful old encyclopedia I picked up at our local Good Will store. I absolutely LOVE the from cover and spine of this book……the texture and ‘sculpting’ on the front cover is amazing!! The pages inside are relatively thick so I only need to glue two pages together to give me a good solid base to do my mixed media on. This is what the front cover and spine look like….
Isn’t it gorgeous??!!!!
When I was at Limor’s place a few weekends ago, I picked up some Prima Art Basics Heavy Gesso in black. I’ve always wanted to play with and try black, and decided to make this the first page I completed in this new journal. I started out with one idea while I was in Edmonton, but it just wasn’t working out the way I had it in my head and ended up coming home and just Gessoing over it….hence why I love Gesso! Then I decided I wanted to try a sort of water color effect and put down a very light layer of white Gesso so I’d have an area to stamp my poppies onto. I used two of my Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals and used them as water colors. I used the a Flat Magical in Aloha Avacado and a shimmer Magical in Time Travel Teal. I used a couple of my background stamps that I’d picked up from Limor’s store as well just to add a bit more depth to the pages. All of the supplies I used on this double page can be purchased from Limor’s store, except for the poppy stamp which I’ve had for a while from Stampin’ Up! The link for her store is found here. Other supplies I used were my Faber Castell PITT artist pen big brush in black, my Faber Castell PITT artist pen in white, and my Stabilo All pencil for some shading around the flowers, stems and quote. Here’s what the finished product looks like:
I really like how these pages turned out. Will probably use this technique again!
Thanks for popping your head in…..until next time! I’d love to hear what you think. 🙂
Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Hawaiian Islands” Flat Magicals – Aloha Avacado (Not available in Limor’s store at this time)
Stabilo All charcoal pencil (Not available in Limor’s store at this time)
Pleasabt Poppies stamp from Stampin’ Up!