Friday, November 21, 2008

Making the Journal

To make this journal I took the three ring binder and covered it with two coats of gesso. Two rather thin coats. I then took tissue paper and gel medium and glued that on. I like the effect of the wrinkled tissue paper.
I then took various scraps of old text and randomly glued that on. I then spritz everything with walnut ink. After everything had dried I randomly painted acrylic paint and added another layer of tissue.
Spritz again with walnut ink and painted some gesso and acrylic paint till I got something I liked. I then selected my angel images and adhered them on with gel medium. The words were rub on letters. I covered them with gel medium also.

unfinished front cover

back cover


Pat said...

The cover is beautiful!.. I am working on a peice that the background has taken on a life of its own. Your work has given me an idea of a way to save the piece.


Laura Kay said...

Is this a vinyl covered binder? I have been thinking about doing this. Yours is great!