first I picked up a small book I altered and have been creating backgrounds in - I haven't journaled in this book yet.
the page spread had been Gessoed - I used liquid acrylics and a stencil and some tissues and baby wipes.
first a layer of cobalt teal and then a subtractive method of removing wet paint through a stencil. I let the paint dry mostly and then applied transparent brown and did same subtractive removal. I let that dry mostly and applied Titan Buff and sprinkled water on it from my fingertips. I let it dry for a minute or two then dabbed off the water. I let it dry a minute more and then started buffing it with a tissue removing and smearing and wearing it off in some parts.
I was thrilled with the results of playing....
Encouraged by my little altered book result I picked up my current journal (that is almost filled!! I need to start a new one) "embrace imperfection" - I picked a page that was Gessoed and had some ripped vintage papers collaged - the vintage papers were not treated before I painted them so I got a different outcome than the book above.
Same treatment - same colours - different stencil -
heh - I had to hold down the left hand side of the page with my swirly scissors because the book is getting so thick it doesn't want to lay flat.....
I haven't journaled on this page spread yet - when the urge to journal on it hits me I will show you the completed page.
Enjoy your Thursday!! I am headed to my daughter Karlys school that she teaches at - it is their spring concert and they will be showing a slide show of Karly's sketchbook project she has been doing with her students this year. She is the art specialist at an elementary school - kindergarten thru grade 6. I am excited to see the students work!!