Friday, May 31, 2013

Mixed Media Journal Spread


This was fun!!!!!!!!!  I've seen in several places on the web lately a technique where you glue things down, gesso over all of it and then add color giving lots of texture to whatever you are doing.  I love texture and just had to give it a try.  I hadn't done any pages in my scripture journal lately and thought I needed to do something.  I began by gluing mostly scraps from my work area onto the pages, although I did pull a bit of lace out of a drawer.  Let it all dry and gessoed over everything.  Some of the ribbon scraps and one of the burlap scraps had been colored with Distress and therefore the color bled through the gesso but that was fine.  I let the gesso dry, sprayed on various colors of Dylusions sprays, and let it dry.  Then, because Dylusions easily rubs off of gesso, I added Golden fluid matte medium over all of it.  I dabbed it on with a paintbrush or used small brush strokes so the colors wouldn't just all mix together.  It really deepened all the colors and looks awesome!!!  Next I rubbed old gold Inka gold around the edges heavily and over some of the other texture lightly giving great highlights.  The butterflies (a Quietfire Design stamp) were left from previous projects.  The flowers were scraps - I added the color, doodling and stamping.  I cut the stems and leaves from green corrugated lightly adding Distress paint mowed lawn so it just painted the top of the ridges and then adding further highlights with Inka Gold platinum and a white gel pen.  
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future" was the main point in a sermon Pastor Chuck gave about a month ago and the scripture was also part of that sermon.  
I had a couple of  turquoise dried paint drops laying on my craft sheet and glued those on and also add a few more drops.  Finished up by adding some white paint doodles and dots. 






13 comments:

Vic said...

Beautiful!

Nan G said...

Fabulous piece, Wanda! Love the texture from your scrap bits! Awesome flowers and colors!

Ally White Cat said...

love the scripture and the awesome art work
hugs
susan s

Anna Durkin said...

I love the idea of a scripture journal and this is lovely c

Lori said...

This is so full of color and texture Wanda, I love it! Bravo!

Linda Ward said...

What a great masterpiece to showcase the scripture !!! It is so beautiful.

donna!ee said...

gorgeous gorgeous...did I mention this is gorgeous!!! ;D

Anita Houston said...

Every colorful bit is AMAZING here!!!!

Barb said...

I love the idea of a scripture journal. Is this a project just for yourself or are their a group of you at church that all have scripture journals? I keep thinking of doing an art and faith class after church, but still have not moved forward with the plan.

Irene said...

Very nice!

Caren Mlot said...

I love the colors in this!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful pages, and I love the sinner/saint quote! valerie

Debby said...

Turned out very cool! Love the colors and textures!