We have done a lot of fun projects and out of the box creating, but creating in my art journal remains one of my favorites.
Here is a finished page, where I drew a face in pencil. I then covered the page in a clear gesso which sealed the paper and made it ready to paint. First, Itried oil pastels for the hair, but I didn't like how irregular the lines were.
The Viva Colour Paper Pen in black saved the day!
The yellow circles are in yellow oil pastels, but the background is from Radiant Rains-Bashful Blue, Honey Dew, and Ice. I brushed them on the gessoed surface, which allowed the Radiant Rain to disperse and blend into a watery effect.
An art journal is all about experimenting. I'm really happy with the result! Hope you can craft today!-heather
-"Gesso" used is new on the market and is not bulky like traditional gesso its called "Pam Carriker's Mixed Media Adhesive"