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"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Friday, September 21, 2012

Art Journal Page


 
I've been experimenting with drywall and masking tape on my art journal pages and this gave me an opportunity to work with one of my favorite color combinations too.  I've had this old yellow roll of drywall tape for years, and a generous slather of Gesso made it so easy to paint and/or stamp on.
 
I cut two art journal pages (mixed media paper) and tape them together as one.  On this page, I used a gel medium to glue down the horizontal script tissue paper and masking tape.  I used a tacky glue to glue down the old yellow drywall tape.  Once the adhevsives dried, I applied gesso over the drywall tape horizontal pieces and sparingly over the masking tape and script tissue paper.  After the gesso dried, I used the tea bag technique and let that dry. Some stamping and spritzing were then added to the page(s).  Another spritz was used on a Crafter's Workshop mask in a few areas too. I then used a Prima mask (a close up is below) and applied a light molding paste.  Once the molding paste dried, some gold Rub'N Buff paint was placed on top of the molding paste sparingly.  The rest is pretty basic stuff.  Here's a picture of the page(s) right after applying the horizontal strips, stamping, tea bag technique and some misting.  See the final and close ups below. Thanks for looking. 
 
 
 
 
 



8 comments:

  1. Looks GORGEOUS Joyce... The background looks AWESOME!!

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  2. Beautiful colors and textures...LOVE texture in journals, and this is spectacular!

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  3. wow amazing, love all the textures :)

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  4. Wow this is beautiful Joyce, love the colors you have used!

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  5. Wow Joyce stunning!! love your experimenting its amazing!!

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  6. I saw this at C'est Magnifique and loved it.Now with a closer look it lis even more fabulous.The background is beautifully done and the pan pastels look great1!

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