Here’s an art journal spread of mine –
I started out this spread by using the paint lifting technique with a stencil, which turned out to be a total failure. So instead, I pounced acrylics over a stencil instead, and then outlined them with a white Posca marker.
I used a new-to-me technique with a gel plate for the vignette at the edges – I applied some paint along a edges of a corner of the gel plate, then pressed the corner of my spread into it, transferring the paint onto the paper. It darkened more of the page than I’d like, but I think it’ll work out for larger spreads.
I made the focal birdie on some rice paper that’s supposed to be thin and thus blend with the background, but it really isn’t – the edges of the paper are still visible on the spread. Anyway, I stamped the birdie using dye inks, colored it using watercolor pencils and a water brush pen, and added some outlines again using a black fineliner.
I tore the paper around the outline of the bird, and stuck it to the spread, then used more watercolors to blend it with the background. To complete the spread, I made some marks with a Posca marker and a black fineliner, wrote out a quote using the marker, and outlined the quote with a fineliner. Ta da!
With this spread, I’m joining the following challenges –