Monday, July 4, 2016
Happy 4th of July..
Happy Independence Day everyone!
I had a play in my journal in honour of today.
I am really enjoying this art journal thing..its weird and fun.
Today's spread was easy to make.
I started by stenciling the words onto the pages, that helped me figure out how to build out the rest of the flag.
As I applied the paint and the tissue paper for the stripes, I covered over the words slightly, but they were visible enough for me to position the cut-out letters / numbers.
The stars were punched out of a dictionary page, that I found in last weekends $1 bin bookstore rummage. These were actually very fiddly to apply to the page..I like to use a regular glue stick to stick things to the page (easy to remove if I change my mind) and then go over them with a Matte Medium Gel (I use Liquitex).
I'm really pleased with how it came out and it was fun, because I hadn't planned on tissue paper for the stripes, I was going to use white paint, but it was a bit flat and I realised I had all these strips of tissue paper that were exactly the right size for stripes!
Here is a close-up, so you can see the stars and the tissue paper -
The tissue paper was from my fave random bookstore chain in London and was a totally random buy that I seem to be using everywhere!
Have a great day..back to work tomorrow kittens - boo..