I am entering my new art journal in the current challenge at Mixed Media Place, How U Use...Glimmer Mists.
These images do not to the glass bead gel medium justice... the way the light picks up each glass bead and the glimmer mist adds just enough shine to pull your eye in closer. I love layering with gesso, then molding paste and gel medium with stencils. This creates the depth that I am always looking for in my pages. I also included two inside images, just for fun.
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Here is what I did for the cover:
1- I layered two coats of gesso waited until dry and used the Playful Pods Stencils from Artistcellar and added some background texture with gesso and a stencil. Then I used another stencil and molding paste to add another layer of texture. THIRD time is the charm?! So I took a Crafter's workshop stencil Microbial and used gel medium with the glass beads. I love the way the light picks up the glass beads and creates that bit of shimmer to the matte look of paint. And it suits my purpose pretty well.
2- I added color with Tattered Angel Sprays, Distress stains, Silks Paints (colors I used: Honey Amber & Key Lime) and Viva Decor's Inka Gold in Old Silver just to add some pop to the gesso'd stenciled bits.
3- Then doodled a page liner on chipboard and some small doodles to get it all going.
Here is what I used: