as the title says, welcome to my first ever art journal page. Can’t help it, I’m too curious to try as many products as I find out there, aswell as techniques so I decided to go for the Art Journaling. I don’t have many supplies yet, but I managed to create my first layout:) To prepare my work surface I applied a thin layer of gesso that helps spreading the paints around creating also a non-porous surface. I then colored all with some distress paints and accentuated the edges with a brown distress stain. To add texture to my layout, I used some gold foil to the angles on top of a polka dot pattern that I stamped using a special glue primer for the gold foil technique. I also added a bit of embossing paste through a chevron stencil that adds dimension and interest to my project. I created a couple of banners with stamps and also used other butterfly stamps or music notes to cover up my background. The flowers at the bottom are stamped and hand cut. I glued everything down with some gel medium from Ranger. You can see the entire process of this Art Journal in the video at the end of the post.
List of supplies: Moleskine Sketch Notebook / Distress Paint Squeezed Lemonade / Distress Paint Bundled Sage / Distress Stain Vintage Photo / MFT Polka Dot Background Stamp / Clearly Besotted Journal It Stamp Set / Sizzix & Hero Arts Stamp Set / Sizzix Dragonfly Stamp Set / Therm O Web Gold Foil / SSS Chevron Stencil / Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste / Ranger Multi Medium Matte Gel