I chose a stencil, laid it over my chipboard and spread the amazing Grunge Paste. Grunge Paste, unlike any other texture paste that I have worked with, dries very quickly. I love that I don’t have to sit for an hour to wait for drying!
Make sure you are spreading the paste in a random fashion over the stencil. Making it too perfect doesn’t always look good. Here is how I did it.
Next, I covered the window on the back of the front cover by cutting some plain cardstock.
I then took left over Chatsworth paper and cut it into strips of various lengths and widths. Again, randomness looks best.
I then glued the paper strips over the white cardstock covering the window.
Apply a little bit of gesso over the paper strips but be sure to leave some color popping through.
I then add a drop of Toffee paint to a Mini Mister and added some water. I shook it up until the paint was mixed, creating my own spray.
I stenciled over my cover using Black Soot Distress Ink and a Crafter’s Workshop stencil.
At this point the background was too busy for me so I spread some gesso with a palette knife over various areas of the cover, being careful not to cover up all the color and texture.
I wanted more color so I chose some darker colored sprays from my stash along with my homemade Toffee spray and dripped paint down the front of my cover.
Once the paint was dry I rubbed a little Copper Treasure Gold, using my finger, onto the textured areas.
I finished gluing my final stamped embellishments. And here is the completed art journal cover!
I hope you have enjoyed my first project, join me again tomorrow evening for more Paperartsy fun.
~ Kate ~
~ Kate ~
Leandra Says: A big warm welcome from down under Kate, so good to have you here, I simply love how you have captured a "rawness" to tonight's project with the textures and etheral colours in your journal. Look forward to seeing more.
Gillian Says: Big warm welcome Kate, I'm looking forward to seeing more of your art. Love the muted tones and textures to your art journal.