OKAY, on to how I made this page:
NOTE: I always Gesso my journal pages way ahead, even though this journal has heavy duty pages it keeps inks and paints from soaking in too fast, also gives the paper a good tooth to hold acrylic paint.
My first step was to use Lumiers Light Body Acrylic Paint Metallic Bronze paint. I had to thin it down as it is a rather old bottle and a little on the thick side...(like me LOL) While the paint was still wet and looking a little to washed I dipped my brush into Pearl Ex Pigments Aztec Gold and mixed it in, right on the page.
I really like the bolder color so I grabbed the #680 Duo Red-Blue and the #681 Duo Blue-Green pigments and repeated the first step, while the paint was still wet, adding a bit of water to make it mix. (I really had dragonflies in mind for this page)
Now for a little texture I used the modeling paste and this plastic type ribbon for a stencil. I also found a piece of grunge board, inked it black and glued it in the upper right corner.
So what did I do about those ugly letters?
So there it is, step by step on how it was created. The hardest part is NOT to over think the page. I get up and walk around a number of times when working on a journal page, then when I get back and look at it I can "see" what I've done and then take the next step.
When do I know it is finished? Well, it looks balanced and I LIKE IT!
Hope this helps some of you that have left comments on my other pages. Love to hear what you think of this one.