Here’s a recent art journal spread of mine –
I started this spread by applying gesso over the pages, followed by modeling paste through a stencil. I applied acrylics and spritzed water over them to make the paint lightly pool around the textured areas.
I then followed it up with some stamping using dye inks. Afterwards, I made some acrylics drips, then added splatters.
For the focal butterfly, I used a die cut, over which I used Copic markers for coloring–I wanted to test out blending, and I’m not too unhappy with the results. The central ‘body’ color spread a bit while I applied it, making the butterfly look more like a fairy, which I was perfectly fine with. 😉 I adhered the die cut over the background.
I then stamped the quote using dye ink on a different piece of paper, fussy cut strips around the words, and used a watercolor pencil with a water brush pen over the edges. I also used gel pens to highlight the letters after the I adhered the quote onto the background.
That completed the spread, ta da!
With this spread, I’m joining these challenges –