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Mixed media abstract art journal page – Journey

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! 🙂

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hope you like my new project, thank you so much for stopping by and don’t forget to check out my new Online Workshop, you can watch a video trailer HERE.

Have a fun and creative evening,

Much love,

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2 Comments:

  1. Wow! Very interesting Sanda! The palette you chose, I wasn’t sure at first, but the more I studied the photos the more i loved it! xo

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  2. Thank you very much Jackie, glad you like it!!! xoxo

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