I’m so happy to be joining Art Journal Cafe as their Guest Designer this month! A new challenge starts today, and it’s to Save a Page… as in returning to one you abandoned because you didn’t like the way it turned out. It’s a good challenge.
My page in need started out with a partially painted background topped with stenciling. It wasn’t working one bit. I added more paint but didn’t want to cover the whole thing, in hopes some of that bottom layer would work. Here’s how it looked before I had a better idea:
Hideous! I decided to liven it up with Dylusions Ink Sprays on some parts of the page, let them dry, then covered the page with Tim’s tissue wrap:
I smooshed it on roughly, intentionally causing wrinkles as I adhered it to the page with gel medium. Then I colored with water soluble oil pastels and gelatos. It started looking better. I like the way the colors appear to be blending above and below the tissue wrap:
The tissue always looks better when it has a torn edge rather than scissor cut. I adhered it with gel medium and used water color crayons to color it, the heart, and some outlines here and there:
So that’s my Save Your Page contribution for Art Journal Cafe. I won’t go into all the details on why I made it this way, but it’s meaningful to me.
Thanks so much for the visit. See you at AJC!