I’ve been busy with my art journals this past week. I’ve got two spreads to share with you from two different journals.
I like working in different journals because it gives me the opportunity to not only work with different sizes but to also work with different papers.
The first layout I’d like to share is out of my small Moleskine. The Moleskine I have is the sketchbook. It’s got nice thick smooth paper that’s really nice when gessoed.
I first painted the portrait on hot press watercolor paper then pasted her to the journal. The yellow aura around her helps disguise the area where the two papers are glued to each other or at least make it seem less noticeable.
I pasted the words of the quote to a brown paper bag and inked around the edges to give it a distressed look.
The next spread was done in my Bee Paper Deluxe journal. It’s a simple spiral bound sketchbook that has nice thick paper and it’s a got a nice square size.
Once again, I painted the girl on hot press watercolor paper before pasting her into my journal. For her dress, I used a handmade paper and I added some three-dimensional glue to the page for some added texture.
I added a rubber stamped element on the opposite page and enhanced it with paint, ink, and three-dimensional glue for added effect.
I’m having a lot of fun with these and it’s helping me use up odd pieces of watercolor paper. I’m also using the art in my art journal in my mail art. I’ll share that another time though. Thanks for stopping by!