I have an art journal page to share with you today for OOAK Artisan Showcase in one of my newly made art journals. I created the art journal with bristol paper cut to 4 x 6 and bound it with my Bind-It-All and some heavy weight board for the covers.
I started by putting down these star die cuts that I had. There were many different sizes and colors. I knew I was going to cover them over, so my main focus was placement. I glued them with Uhu glue stick.
I covered it with a few coats of gesso but tried to keep the layers thin so that I didn't lose the outlines of the stars.
I decided to use some Silks Acrylic Glazes in a few of my favorite colors.
I painted the glazes on in several layers. First putting them on in a mottled pattern, letting them sit for a minute and then wiping them back with a wet wipe. Each layer builds up the color and makes it brighter.
I also concentrated wiping the color off the raised areas of the individual stars to create a contrast and to bring the stars to the foreground.
The last layer was a thin layer of black, to fill in the crooks and crannies, and then some black splatters (because what's an art journal page without splatters!). And of course wiping it back and off the raised parts of the stars to keep their shapes.
I finished of the page by adding a focal point using tin foil, silver mesh ribbon, some black thread and patterned paper. Lastly, I added a word sticker from Tim Holtz that says "Shine like the whole universe is yours".
I will be posting about every page in this journal and I hope to have more pages completed soon. I really enjoyed the size of this journal and I love the vertical orientation! My goal is to have the whole book completed, front and back of the pages as well as the cover, in order to be able to display it on a stand. Then every day or month or whenever you feel like it, you can just flip the page and display a new one :) A whole display of little pieces of art :)
Thank you for stopping by, see you soon!