|Plain Composition Book|
Dear Reader, this is my first attempt at providing instructions on an art project I have been working on. Since the beginning of the year this is the 3rd Composition book cover that I have painted. I learned the process from Effy Wild who is an amazing mixed media artist. The first book is being used as a journal for LifeBook 2015 and is part of a group sponsored by Effy. The second book/journal is for a wonderful 8 week online program "Becoming" sponsored by Jeanne Oliver. Below is the painted cover for that journal.
|Painted cover for my On Becoming Journal|
Two of my friends, Michele and Monica, wanted to know the steps I followed, hence my instructions.
I have fallen in love with this process and the Composition books are very inexpensive. The book I am currently painting is my Letter Love Journal based on a lesson by Joanne Sharpe. The journal can be used for practicing the art of lettering. I have glued my pages together and added wash tape to the edges of pages. The last step was to paint the cover.
- Montana acrylic markers, pink, blue, green and orange
- Tim Holtz distress paints blue, pink
- Cream coat acrylic paint white and yellow
- Pitt big brush pen black
- round punchinella (sequin waste)
- washi tape
- Golden soft gel (glossy)
|Plain Composition Book covered with Gesso|
|Paint applied to book in random pattern|
|White gesso used to mute the colors|
|Finished cover for the Letter Love Art Journal|