today i wanted to share my art journal cover i made.My first attempt was a total disaster,that was two months back.So i really lost interest n put in the corner.After using black gesso recently, i thought i would give it another try.Oh how i love black gesso,perfect for hiding all those mistakes,*winks*.So i coated the whole thing with black gesso n added lots of clay n metal embellishments.I added loads of texture with Prima crackle paste,graphite texture paste and art ingredients.For a change this time after adding black gesso for the whole thing,i sprayed a coat of distress stain silver(brushed pewter) and then added the colors.I have used Mica powders and iridescent silks blue n green.
I am becoming more n more interested in mixed media these days so thought of having an art journal to experiment more with different techniques and mediums.Making a canvas or layout every time is not possible n expensive.So now i can experiment more without fear of spoiling the project,there is really no rules n restrictions when it comes to art journal right?
This is how it looks in real now,though i added lots of color,finally while adding white gesso to highlight only silver shows of more.It almost looks like black n white.
But while editing the pictures, i tried color enhancement and surprisingly it shows the color i added,aww i really like this effect more,i guess i will go and add some more colors now.So which one do you like more,first one or second?do let me know:).
Simon says monday challenge:Make a plan
613 Avenue create:Anything goes
Crafty cardmakers:Anything but a card
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Love to create: Anything mixed media/inky
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes
That Craft Place -Anything Goes (mixed media)
Scrapki-wyzwaniowo challenge-Type setting
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