Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Art journal cover

Hello all,
 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:).

Challenges entered:
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)





Thanks for stopping by,
Happy crafting,
 

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24 comments:

Shairon said...

I have to say I prefer it with colour but it is simply stunning either way!

Sue said...

Love it! Like it better with a hint of color.

Cindy Brown said...

wow wow wow I'm in love. TFS your talent.

Gra Sandel said...

I love very much the second!

Wings in Wonderland said...

Love the subtle color on the second picture! Fantastic job, So glad you didn't give up this is beautiful

Papercraft By Carole said...

This looks fab! Love all the texture - and I know what you mean about black gesso! Thanks for joining us at CCM&M this time. Cxxx

Chana said...

Very well done, Kavita! Love the use of the black gesso and you have created wonderful texture on this cover! I like both covers, the second one suggests with the patina suggests more age, but both are beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us this week at 613 Avenue Create!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

Aurora Aurelia said...

Wooow... stunning!!.. love your cover project.. <3 <3 <3 :D

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Kavitha, this is just stunning!! I think it looks amazing either way, but I do admit that a bit of colours seems to grab the eye. hugs :)

That Craft Place Ltd said...

I utterly love love love this... xxxx

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous textures and details, loving this. Thank you for sharing it with us at That Craft Place and good luck with the challenge.
Angela x DT

Josephine said...

Fabulous project!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

cheiron said...

Gorgeous project with AMAZING texture! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

crafty-stamper said...

This journal cover is absolutely stunning love all the texture and embellishments added--Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
Carol DT x

Tores- said...

Great work, fantastic colors! Thank you for joining us at scrapki-wyzwaniowo :)

Елена Смоктунова said...

stunning! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo.

Maura Hibbitts said...

awesome cover!!

ems84 said...

That's absolutely inspiring!

Kay Dalton said...

this just needs one word..stunning.. thanks for joining us at That Craft Place hugs, kay

Tatiana Yemelyanenko said...

Amazing project! Texture is fantastic! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo.

Наталья Шалыгина said...

Amazing colors and texture!!!! Great prodject!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo!

wiosanka said...

Gorgeous project!
Wonderful colors and the texture is a masterpiece :-)
Thank You for joining us at Scrapki-wyzwaniowo this month :-)

Pinezk Owa said...

absolutelly stunning! thank You for playing along with Scrapki-wyzwaniowo!

Lori T said...

Thank you for joining us this month at
Not Just Cards
One of our sponsors has set up a new challenge blog and we would be delighted to see you join us at Julia Spiri Challenge blog
Hugs Lori