I have been having fun with my supplies this week.
At first I didn't think I'd like the class too much since Rae's style isn't quite mine, but I decided to give it a shot. As soon as I saw her flinging gesso all over the place, I couldn't stop myself from rushing to my art room!
Actually...I fling. Rae is incredibly neat and doesn't get gesso or paint on her glass table or herself (I think she might be magic). I got gesso, paint, ink, and chalk on my work table, my shirt, my belt, hair and in my nails.
I started working in a box lid because I was so messy.
I decided to combine this journal project with this week's Summer of Color 3 Challenge at twinkle, twinkle.
A Journal Cover in hot pink and tangerine with LOTS of gesso!
I've been experimenting with gesso stamping too.
Just paint gesso on your stamp and press--the effect is much more texture and is lighter than using ink. Be sure to rinse your stamps right away--do not let the gesso dry on them.
Rae uses paper towels for her layering to give the cover a multilayered, grungy-chic effect.
I went with paper doilies--they're are much harder to layer, but I like the lacey look.
Confession: I'm still finishing the cover.
Up next is embellishments and packing in the pages. I'll be sure to share!