I have a new art journal to show you and i have included a tutorial too. I have been spending time developing my mixed media style and i am going towards bright and grungy which is going to be interesting.
I started off by applying texture using stencils and modelling paste which i applied around the edges. I then painted the whole page with white gesso and added bits of dry wall tape. You need to add more gesso over the tape as it is smooth.
Next i painted the pages over with Crafters Acrylics starting with Oatmeal and then building up the paint layers using Early Spring green and Island Blue. I blended the colours together and then spritzing misting ink over. I applied some with a brush to get darker patches of ink.
I then used the Kaisercraft Edge stamps to build up a boarder and added texture around the edges.
I used the Kaisercraft 36 stamp to build texture up starting from the top corner
I stamped the skull onto the page first as a place mark and to get the details on the page that would be lost in the next step. I stamped the skull onto white card and cut it out before adhering it to the card and added some cogs.
I highlighted the stencils by dry brushing paint over them and the dry tape.
I finished the layout off by stamping my quote out onto card first and then cutting the words out. I did this so i didn't accidentally smudge them words on the page.