03 December 2011

Art Journal Page 2Dec11

A few weeks ago, I decided to prep a few pages in my 8x5 moleskine sketchbook to help jump-start the journaling process. I started with a light application of white gesso, used a babywipe to blend in neocolor II wax crayons and stamped a repeating image with black staz-on.

Next I glued the photo in place and covered the left side with clear gesso. This helps to remove any sticky residue left behind, protects the 1st layer of color and adds texture, or "tooth."

Last night I finished this simple spread with a few doodles, a mhendi-style mandala and some random thoughts on my love of LETTERING. These finishing touches were inspired by Samantha Kira's cool, new email-based class, called Journaling Deep! This is a year-long class which costs only $10/month... and you can opt out at any time... or not! So, please be sure to check out a few of her (57) videos, here.

Sakura Pens used:
Gelly Roll MED White
Gelly Roll Metallic
Gelly Roll Souffle (kind of a mint green)

Bic Pen


Mary said...

This is a really nice spread,and how come your neo colours look so much nicer than when I use them.

apinkdreamer said...

hi! your journal pages are fantastic!!! i love art journaling!!! please take a look at my blog and my esty shop!!! have a wonderful day!!


Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the doodles

Michelle Gregory said...

i'm a doodler too. in fact my first couple of pages in the book we're doing with Kelly are all writing and doodles. i just got the souffle pens and love them. time to buy more sakura gels.