Good morning friends! Wouldn’t you agree, if we looked closely… There’s something good in every day. Some days it might be a challenge searching for the goods and that’s what I try to do when I feel like it’s one thing after another… mostly bad. But then I try to think of the positives. It helps sometimes. I created this art journal spread on a Sunday afternoon. I put on Madame X and grabbed some paint, my magazine, white gesso, and matte gel. I had no plans on what the outcome would be. All I knew was that I wanted to play with my paint and get my hands dirty.
To begin, I used the Cream Cardstock page as the base for this art journal page. Then, I cut out several patterns from an Allure magazine. After I finished cutting the pieces out of the magazine, I mounted them down using matte gel. I waited for the gel to dry before I covered the entire spread with clear gesso. The clear gesso helps the magazine from tearing once wet.
Before I started this spread, I had planned on creating a collage layout, but once I started working on this page, it took on an entirely different look.
After the first layer of paint dried, I could see bits and pieces of the magazine patterns through the paint. I totally love this! Some of the magazine bunched up from the wetness of the gesso but it created a nice texture.
I painted the flowers using Sweet Candy Kisses, Million Dollar Baby, Fallen Angel, X-Rated and Make It Rain. I must say… I am really glad that I have all of the color paints listed in the shop because I am never restricted when it comes to selecting colors for my projects. I used several colors on this piece and they all look so pretty next to one another. The stamp sentiment is by Precious Remembrance Shop!
I painted the yellow sun and then added the flower to the center to add more dimension. Once the flowers were dry I glued the cork heart and button to the center of the flowers.
What do you think? Are you ready to get your hands dirty yet?!! Come get yourselves some paint and a journal and start playing!
Thanks so much for visiting today!