Sunday, August 28, 2011

Art Journal Pages


Three simple ingredients (so far).
Gesso
Spray Ink
Masks (&/or stencils)

Swipe gesso across page in a random (and distracted) manner.
Hold stencils (or mask) down with one hand while using the other hand to mist watered-down ink over area.
Allow to dry before proceeding with the next step.

I'll proceed with the next step later.

Just wanted to pop in and share a simple background method with you all.
This is a great way to add color/texture/just something to your paper without a lot of work.
It also prevents that "blank page" syndrome...nothing like a little (or a lot of ) color to brighten up a page of paper.

4 comments:

babyjane said...

Love your pages, Carol... the colors are yummy...

Robbie said...

Is that a Tim Holtz stencil I see?? Love the colors!

dh said...

You do fantastic backgrounds!
Looking forward to the next step.
(Denise in WNC)

Bren said...

These turned out beautifully and you got to love that it takes so little to create something interesting.