This journal spread is one that was creating in my Moleskine Journal. I purchased the book in February 2019, and now have about half of it filled. While I do love to journal using paints, papers, gesso, metallic etc. it is much more time consuming then just paper collage.
The pages were painted with a plum purple first. I always place wax paper underneath the pages that are being painted on. It helps with bleeding of color along the edges. Then I went back and watered down some white craft paint and painted it over the purple. It came out a little more chalky then I liked, so I went back in with the plum but VERY watered down.
Next, I punched out various circles using 3 different pattern papers. They were applied with Matte Gel Medium (Liquidtex) which is my favorite to use. The hardest part (for me at least) in the process is being patient while things dry. Once the circles were dry I added the collage image, postcard, and white butterflies. I am really, really in to white butterflies right now. They are so neutral and go with any art I make. But, I know it is making my art look the same.
Next, I typed up some song lyrics in Microsoft word (Enya – I Could Never Say Goodbye) and cut them into strips placing them on the pages. I used to be more fussy that they were straight and placed evenly on the pages. Now, I am giving in to letting it be more “quirky” when creating. I added paint along the edges using a q-tip, and dots with two different colors of metallic markers.
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