Mixed media abstract art journal page – Journey
Good evening lovely friends,
Tonight I would like to share with you a mixed media abstract art journal page titled Journey. I will also share here few of the steps of bringing this page to life. Hope you’ll like it. Enjoy! 🙂
I started working on a piece of heavy weight watercolour paper that I covered with a coat of heavy white gesso in a random way.
When the gesso was dry I started painting using Amsterdam standard acrylic paints from Royal Talens. The colours I used here are Naphthol Red Deep, Turquoise Green and Naples Yellow Green (which is in fact very near the titan buff from Golden) and Carbon Black fluid acrylic from Golden.
When the first layer of paint was on and dry I collaged pieces of rice paper and deli paper that I gelli printed a while ago. I glued them down using Finnabair soft gel medium which I find perfect for this task. I also stamped some circles using a hand carved stamp.
When everything was dry I added more paint this time paying more attention to my composition. At this time I introduced some texture using Finnabair rust paste which I must confess I’m in love with! 🙂 It’s a wonderful product and so versatile. I used only two colours of the set, the gold and the red rust. You can see here some close-ups of the lovely texture and colours these paints have.
I alternated the collage and paint layers until I was happy with the result.
As this page is all about my explorations and searches in art I thought it appropriate to use the word “journey”. I stamped the word using a Donna Downey stamp, clear Versamark ink and white embossing powder.
Have a fun and creative evening,