Tuesday, January 16, 2018

New Canvas and art journaling

6x12 inch canvas painted black is the base

In the small Dylusions journal

Entire spread

This is part of a gel plate print I cut up into an odd shape
I now have quite a collection of Seth Apter die's from Spellbinders. Using a variety of circle dies, I cut out 3 of each from water color paper, then glued them together. Painted each with a neutral grey craft paint, then embossed with Stampendous Vintage embossing powder is silver. The more I use embossing powders, the more I like them. One thought swimming around in the back of my brain is to add some to a canvas. Soon.

Years ago Cathy and I ordered the 6x12 inch canvases from Blick, because we wanted them for our Christy Tomlinson classes (she used them constantly) and could not find that size anywhere. I still have a few left. Base coat is black gesso, and originally I wanted to make a black and white gel print to use behind the silver circles. Just didn't work. I decided almost immediately that I needed some color. That lead to the monoprinting session on Sunday. The bright blue/green teal woven fabric is from a scrapbook pack I found on clearance at Michael's a few weeks ago. To my eye, this color makes the monoprint paper pop.

All of the paper is glued down with Liquitex heavy gel medium, including the circle die cuts. I added some metal pieces I found at flea markets last year at the Covered Bridge Festival in western Indiana. Those I glued with Fusion glue.

Art journaling: this face started with pencils, then I added some Black Wing in black, then gesso and finished with water colors. The doodles were done with black pen. I have kind of become disenchanted with how water colors react on the Dylusion journal paper, so thinking I will try this again in one of mixed media journals.

Thanks for stopping by. Our President played golf on MLK JR day. Bless his heart, he works soooo hard.

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