Hi everyone, it's Tobi Crawford here with some more fun with mixed media products! Last time I showed you how to work a little bit with your art journal, and today I will share a page I've done to help get you inspired to play a little!
I started out by covering the pages with gesso. There was a bit of paint drippings on the left side and I wanted to make sure that they were mostly hidden before I added the gelatos... Also, the gesso helps to protect the paper from watery substances which I'll use later!
I started by scribbling a few different green colours onto the paper that will eventually be the ground.
If you've never used Gelatos, then you need not worry. They are a cinch to use! There are a lot of ways to blend them but my favourite method is baby-wipes!! Simply wipe a moist baby-wipe horizontally across the colours and gradually work your way down. It's very evident when the colours are blended versus not..
Once the "ground" was blended I added some colours for the sky. For this section I worked from the bottom of the sky up to the top.
Once I blended the sky I added some black on the horizon and blended it with my finger. (PS... do you notice my container for some of my Gelatos and watercolour crayons? It's a container for Copic originals.. They fit perfectly!)
Now for some stamping! I added some beautiful butterflies from Butterfly Sunshine in Archival ink. I just love silhouetted images. They are so powerful!
Once I added some journaling I stamped some circles from Splat Attack and dusted some Panpastels on them to pop them up.