I have decided to take a monthly art journal class taught by my friend, Linda Neff, at her Green Door Studio. Since I have a tendency to be a hermit, I thought it would be a fun way to make me go out and be social each month. Besides, my husband is now on a golf league, so I figure I should have something to do, too, right?
This was the first page I created in the class … I’m using a different journal this time — Strathmore Mixed Media 5.5 x 8.5. I wanted to try a different kind of paper than in my Dylusions journal because I have had some issues with the pages sticking. I also wanted to try to work with a spiral bound book so I can get my book completely flat while working. I cannot say I like one better than the other … they are both great for different reasons.
This technique uses acrylic paint and alcohol. I fell in love with it. I have since tried it with chalk paint, Distress Paint and Dylusions Paint … I must say it is a favorite. More details to come … for now, this is how I used the technique on a few projects …
This is with Distress Paint and Chalk Paint …
This one is with Distress Paint and Dylusions Paint. Details on this one to come …
In the meantime, Art Journaling is the fourth Thursday in Brighton … give the studio a call and join us!
Totally cool! I LOVE your creativity! Wish I could join you in the class 😦 Love ya!!
Thanks for the vote of confidence, Candy. That technique has been one of my favorites for quite some time. I originally seen it in an Andy Skinner video and the aged patina is just so cool!
Looking forward to seeing you in class!
I can’t wait … I had so much fun, I even thought about joining another class …
Love this class. Just wish I could remember all the steps.
I wrote it down. I’ll share it with you tomorrow.