Oh I am so behind on this project … I had the lovely Jules’ journal for weeks before I got started on it….in fact at least two weeks after I should have sent it on its way to the next person… ah well better late than never!
So I chose a spread and started with a layer of book print and washi tape and masking tape creating texture a plenty.
Next a layer of gesso to blend the different papers together.
Then a sprinkling of bistre (just like Brusho but more coarse) in brown. This came from the Artful Days goodie box I got a month or so ago and the book print made me reach for it. This was taken whilst it wad very wet. I knew with the gesso it would take on a creamier colour though so I knew the end result would be paler.
I love the way the puddles form on the page and react differently to the different surfaces. I also love the splashes that spraying the way created too. I also know not to fall in love with it at this stage though as this is only a layer in the page… plenty more to go!
Skip forward a day and the page is dry and time to attack it again! This time stamping and some paint and some ink.
I kept adding more and more layer using ink and paint and stamps and stencils.
Time to add the final pieces… and a title. I knew I wanted go use the keys from the Artful Days goodie box. I added these and the title to the left hand side of the page and then made a little layered section on the right using more of the Bistre powder this time in with some glass bead gel and corrugated card and a piece of patterned paper.
This was it when it was still wet.
Love the colours i chose for this…. and how the page emerged without much prodding.