#ajss20 the cover

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I’ve joined an online class … Art Journal Summer School 2018 … deciding that I needed some inspiration and guidance as my mojo had disappeared for a bit. The class starts 1st of July … but there were a couple of bonus videos just released so I’ve done my cover using the video as inspiration.

The idea is journaling with limited supplies so even though I’m not likely to do much whilst travelling (My hols rarely are the type where I can!) The idea is that this is the type of journaling that lends itself to journaling on the go!

As over the summer I don’t have full use of the craft room (the parents coming back to the UK means it has to become a bedroom again!) my plan is to construct the same kit as if I was travelling with it so I can have it accessible for crafting not in the craft room! So today I will be digging through the cupboards to find an appropriate sized bag to keep stuff in (ideally a toiletries type of bag!) and filling it with supplies.

As for the cover…

I’ve chosen a Daler Rowney ring bound journal and I masked off the edges with blue tape. I covered it with gesso, then added the fresco finish paints. Then I stamped some text in the background using the same colours and chose a stencil from the stash. I stopped through the stencil with Bourganvillia paint and then added splashes with the pink and the white gesso.

Then I used black decoart fluid acrylic for the lettering with paint brushes… scary to do (I hate my hand lettering!) but loved the effect I got in the end.

The best part was removing the tape to find crisp neat edges. I just need to varnish it to protect it and then I am done!

I will blog my AJSS exploits of course so you will be able to see what I get up to!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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