I have a new art journal spread to share. I have been practicing with this area of mixed media for a couple of months and it is getting there slowly.
i started off by covering both pages with white gesso. This covers up any marks on the pages and stops inks soaking through. I then choose three shades of green for the background which are Early Spring Green, Citrus Green and Ocean Green. I painted the pale color over the pages and then while it was drying i went over the edged with Citrus and Ocean green.
I then stamped around the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress ink and used the Lost Coast Designs Grunge ATC Background Stamps Set. I then used a pale blue acrylic paint and covered sections of the stamps and stamped them randomly along the edges and page. I like the textures to be imperfect and a bit faded.
I used the DecoArt Spirited Urban Ink stencil with white modeling paste to add the focal points and lettering.
I went over the stencil with Turquoise Metallic Lustre once it had set to bring the design up a bit more.
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