So, here's a quick post on how I made my "Out of the Journal" page. First, I layered random papers, tissue and Tim Holtz die cuts on a piece of very heavy watercolor paper. (since I didn't have a canvas laying around) I gessoed the whole thing and added color with acrylic paints, sprays and oil pastels.
Then I got all of my stuff out and picked elements to adhere to the page. I wanted a bird drawing, and usually I will just draw an image if I don't have one, but this time I asked my son to draw one for me. He's so talented! I added pen and ink and Neocolors to the original graphite drawing and then cut it out.
Next I glued everything down with matte gel medium ala Finnabair's instructions. I dabbed on a bit of gesso. (I think I'll skip the gesso next go, as I didn't love the effect with the dark sprays I chose.)
I actually kind of like it here. This is a softer, more romantic look. But I wanted to try to work with some black, so the next thing I did was spray. I used some Tattered Angels sprays along with some sprays I made using waterproof drawing ink and water mixed into a little spray bottle. I used shades of pink, yellow, teal and black. The black spray was made with an old Tattered Angels spray that was way too light to show up and an old black Ancient Page reinker that I had laying around. I added some charcoal around the edges and wherever I felt it needed some black.
I had so much fun making this, and Ive already started making my Out of the Page canvas for next week.