Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.
Well, here I am again and with yet another Art Journal page. For someone who really only does these once in a blue moon, I've been quite prolific lately. I've been experimenting because I could not get the hang of using gesso to seal the pages and stop everything from seeping through the paper. Every time I tried coating my page with gesso first I seemed to lose all the colour once I started spraying. Used a few different brands but all I would be left with is the shimmer and not much colour at all. Well, this time I coated the page with watered down gesso and, when dry, sprayed with watered down acrylic paint and the colour actually stayed on the page. Woo!! Hoo!!
Once the paint dried I was able to spray with Distress Inks as well, and it all worked. I haven't quite got the effect I was after, but I'm hoping that will come with experience.
As stated before, I coated the page with watered down gesso and while doing that I added in a few cotton threads for a bit of texture. The orange colour is the acrylic paint. I simply mixed some Vermillion with Ochre Yellow until I achieved the shade I wanted. Then, when that was dry I also sprayed with watered down Broken China and Mustard Seed Distress Inks. You can just see the watercolour type blotches on the side. That was the effect I was trying for. Hopefully, one day I will get it all over.
Unfortunately I forgot to do the stamping before I did the stenciling so the surface wasn't exactly smooth and the stamps didn't work too well but, I'm just going to say it adds character to the piece. LOL. The stamps used are Kaisercraft's Tiny Dots and a Chinese or maybe a Japanese Script stamp. It is also a Kaisercraft stamp but I haven't got the name of it I'm afraid.
So, there you go, I finally managed to do an Art Journal page that didn't seep into the back of the paper and make a mess of the next page. Yay!!
This will actually be the last of my Journal pages for a while. I have also been making cards as usual, but I can't show any of them here just yet as they are mostly DT projects although I've also been working on a project I purchased from Marion Smith Designs and I will be showing that in the next few days so do please come back and take a look at that.
I thank you so much for visiting and enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care and God Bless.