Here’s a recent art journal spread of mine –
The background of this spread is a ghost print from a previous gel-printing session with acrylics and a stencil. It’s one of those rare times when ghost printing turns out well – I don’t know if it’s the weather here, but the paint remnants usually don’t come off well from the gel plate when I take ghost prints. So I was pretty happy with this one.
On this ghost-print background, I used more stencils with acrylics, followed by stamping with some metallic acrylics that I used in another art session. I then used a Posca marker with a stencil to trace flowers along the right edge, and used fineliners and watercolor pencils (with some water spritzing) on the flowers.
I fussy cut the focal vulture from the cover of a chocolate bar – the bird was embossed on the cover, and is textured to the touch. I’ve been experimenting with a limited set of Copic markers and slowly figuring them out, so I used them for the coloring. The glossiness of the paper made any kind of color transitioning difficult, so I chose a monochromatic palette. The paper is also slightly thick, so I can’t paint other elements that partially cover the bird while seamlessly fitting in – I’ll need to find a way to thin out the paper.
Anyway, after the coloring, I used a Posca marker to sharpen the gleam in the vulture’s eye. For the quote, I used a fineliner with an alphabet stencil, and a Posca marker to outline the letters. I used a fineliner for the radiating arcs. I added dots to the background using an oil-marker, and scribbled an edge with a fineliner and gel pen. That completes the spread. Ta da!
With this spread, I’m joining the following challenges –