I’ve been working on another journal page today which I wanted to share with you. I took plenty of step by step photos of the process for those of you who are interested in seeing how I created this.
Below is a picture of my journal page before I started working on it, Im using the Dylusions Journal, I love the nice big thick pages which are perfect for ink and papers. The pages below where used as my slop catching papers for the previous Crown journal page, I normally like to use drop sheets to work on but lately Ive been using the actual journal as my drop sheet to catch stray paints and inks that I slop off the pages of my projects.
Step 1: I used the left over part of a sheet of card that I had used to cut out square shapes using a craft punch as a stencil and dabbed red acrylic paint through the holes.
The entire page was covered with red stencilled squares (I went a bit overboard ooops!)
Step 2: I toned it down a little using pink and purple spray inks and dabbers:
Step 3: I took a largish stencil template thingy bob and used this to stencil largish shapes with watered down gesso:
The Gesso-ed shapes:
Step 4: A little gesso stamping using the lids of my pritt stick and gesso tub:
Step 5: Then I heat set it using my heat gun before progressing onto the next step:
Step 6: It *needed* something extra so I stencilled on some gold squares using my makeshift stencil and gold acrylic paint.
What the journal page looked like at this stage:
My two little helpers who live on my art table 🙂
Step 7: I randomly sprayed with red and purple homemade brusho inks then heated to dry.
Step 8: For the next step I went OTT with gold, red, pink and purple acrylic paints and added shapes and layers until I was happy with how it looked. I also added the word REGAL onto the little overhanging tags as to me thats what the page summed up.
I was going to add some collage layers and a quotation to the page but decided against it because I liked how it looked and didn’t want to cover it up, what do you think?
Close Up Of The Painted Pattern:
Another Close Up Shot:
The finished page: