I laid the journal open - pages down, propped up the lower side to make an even surface, and painted the cover with black gesso. I used a small paint brush to fill in color around the band.
I chose a variety of paints, stencils, stamps, and mark making tools to decorate the cover using tips and techniques I learned from Seth and MaryBeth.
I worked in layers, my first layer was adding coloring, while letting some of black show through. The second layer I started creating texture with gesso, mark making tools and I also used some of Seth's new stamps - love them! I heat embossed them in white to make them really stand out. I could have stopped here because I really liked the design, but I wanted more color. :)
Next was the glazing layer.
I continued adding detail with some of Seth's stencils (new and former release) which are made by StencilGirl, June StencilClub stencils, doodling with high flow paint, and mark making tools until I was happy with the results. I had a great time!
Once I got started working in my book, I was having so much fun, I did not want to stop. I used a variety of coloring and drawing supplies, as well as my own stamps and drawings. I drew directly in the book and also printed out some of my art pieces in different sizes. As soon as I finished my book, my new stamps from Seth came in! I can't wait to use them!
Last weekend my stampin' sister Marge and I spent two days creating with artist/designer/instructor Seth Apter and some lovely, talented artists. I had the best time!! We met at Crystal's. Our mission was to use cool techniques that Seth shared to create a book filled with pages of our own designs. This photo is where I am now.
I'll continue working on each page, adding my own designs, collaging and incorporating my drawings. This is how I started.
Below are some photos of the lovely ladies that attended.
Toni and Marge (I sat with them and we had the best time sharing art supplies and giggling).
Carol and Joan.
Marge, Mara and Renee.
Norine, Julia, and Sue.
Jenny and Bonnie.
I'll post photos of the book when it is complete. I'm looking forward to doodling on the colorful pages!
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