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Monday, 10 October 2016
Art Journal Cover Background
I'm wondering if you've ever seen anything like this before on my blog... because when I went to choose tags for this post, there wasn't one that really covered this.
I am not a big Art Journaler, but I love the idea and I wanted to have one to put things into as and when the mood struck me. I was planning on making messy, painty backgrounds and then adding motivational phrases to them in an arty way with pigment pen or something later on. So far, the pages are getting made but no phrases have made their way onto them yet. I have been collecting motivational phrases, so it will be possible... soon!!
I was enjoying a bit of gelli printing and stencilling and decided that this piece was starting to look like a good start of a cover for my art journal, so I let it hang around in plain sight for a while, because it still needed that certain something....
I later discovered that certain something was metallic gilding waxes in bright colours, which I ordered for myself from Cosmic Shimmer... I saw them in a magazine and thought it was good that they came in smaller containers for a smaller price, which meant that I could have more of them than the more expensive Treasure Gold products... I later found out that the quality of the Treasure Gold far surpasses that of the Cosmic Shimmer ones, which I have had to mix with turpentine to keep them moist enough to work with. I'm not impressed but the smell sure is interesting! In future, I may just buy Treasure Gold... in all its beautiful colours.
These did behave themselves for long enough to make an ethereal glow on my already brightly-coloured paint blob! I still adore looking at it. I am making additions to it as we speak- so this month you may even see another post with this baby.
Speaking of month, this is October, and this post is part of Blogtober 2016, a blog-hop-style event where people can register their blogs on my Blogtober page and we can all visit each other and comment... a process on which I still have much catching up to do. If you want to join in, either as a reader or a blogger or both, stop by the original post.