I am new to the world of Art Journals and if it wasn't for Mike holding a class I probably wouldn't have given it a go. Mike has a fab blog and YouTube channel, with fantastic tutorials. If you have not discovered him before, please go have a look!
The first class I attended was a technique class, adding texture with paint, stencils and texture paste. We started two pages, one of them I have now completed but the second I have not touched since,I'm just waiting for my inspiration!
We used a credit card to apply the texture paste, dried this and added paint to the topof the page. The paint was sprayed with water and allowed to dribbled and rung through the texture paste highlighting the different shapes.
This is as far I I got with this page so far.I think it's the yellow... I'm just not sure where to take it.
The second page we applied the texture paste through a stencil and applied paint with a baby wipe. Mike is always very generous and supplies us with a sheet of three of his art journal collage sheets that can be found in his Etsy store. We added these to the page along with torn paper - going through the basics of page layout and balance.
This page is still not finished but I don't thinkit will take long to add the last finishing touches. Look out for a post in the future!
Crafty love until next time,