Today I’m up on Lindy’s blog with a new step-by-step Art Journal page inspired by the talented Anna Dąbrowska. You all know I love to use photos in my projects that mean something special to me and today is no different, the young man in the photo is my uncle.
First, I glued different elements down with a soft matte gel: a book page, some washi tape, fabric tape, … When happy with the result, I covered everything with a thin layer of white gesso.
Next, I added some random stamping with different stamps and a black Archival ink. I covered the stamp’s images with watered gesso. Then I used a brayer to add the Long John’s Silver ink from Lindy’s.
Next, I added a design with a stencil and a clear crackle paste which I let dry naturally. In the meantime, I cut a few papers to add under the photo.
After the paste dried, I glued the papers I cut as well as some black thread. I covered the papers with clear gesso, then I added more colors with Whale Watch Blue and C’est la vie Cerise inks.
I added more washi tape pieces that I covered which clear crackle paste.
I finished the page with splatters of black enamel to prevent the splatters to go in the cracks.
And now for some close-ups, so you can see all the yummy details!
And here is the video:
- Moon Shadow Mist: Long John’s Silver
- Starburst Spray: Whale Watch Blue
- FlatFabio Spray: C’est la Vie Cerise
I can’t wait to see what YOU make!