Hello art journalers, it has been quiet here for a while, I have been really busy with my daughter’s dance rehearsals, photos, performances on 5 nights and my son’s graduation from primary school. But things have settled down and I finally had time to create a video tutorial for you.
Today I show you how create great contrast with minimal supplies and colours. Of course there is lots of texture, too. It took me about an hour to complete plus drying time.
I started by adding masking tape but I could have skipped that because I then decided to add collage in the form of dictionary pages to both pages. After that I applied white gesso with a dry brush to knock back the text. Using Finnabair’s art basics heavy gesso in white and Jo Sonja’s black gesso I added texture and stark contrast. More contrast has been added with Ceramcoat acrylic paint in yellow and orange.
Look at the texture, isn’t it scrumptious? And I love the texture of the gesso and paint.
With the help of a compass, a set square and free-hand I drew a dreamcatcher, which I coloured with black/coloured markers and paint. Again I am playing with contrast – this time using cold colours on top of the previous warm colours.
With a pencil I wrote out my quote and traced it with my black pen, thickening the down strokes.
- masking tape
- Liquitex matte medium
- old dictionary pages
- Catalyst wedge W-06
- Liquitex gesso, white
- Jo Sonja’s gesso black
- art basics heavy gesso, white
- dry brush
- old plastic card
- palette knife
- Ceramcoat acrylic paint
- Posca marker, black
- Fude ball, black
- Pilot Permaball, black
- Uniball Signo, white
- various paint markers
- set square
Check out my video for the full tutorial, I hope you enjoy!
A dream will always be a dream until you make it happen.
I think every one of us has one or more dreams and we think for some reason, we cannot make it happen for whatever reason. But what if we can? I give you an example: Since I was a little girl, I have loved horses and wanted to learn to ride. For various reasons it never happened until… the beginning of this year. A friend of mine owns a horse and she asked my kids and me to come with her and have a little ride on her horse. The kids were hooked and begged for lessons. Long story short: I signed them up for lessons and… decided to join them! It isn’t as easy as it would be when you are younger but I thoroughly enjoy it!
Do you have a dream? Have you made it happen? Tell me about it!