Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Preparing for new Create an Art Journal Class
While at the Scrapbook show last Friday, I found these little brown kraft paper sketch books (they measure about 5"x 5"). I wanted to try a new layered technique to look sortof like grafitti. I thought this would be a good option to use on the sketchbook I am designing for class. Spent all of yesterday cutting up pages from 18" x 24" sheets of mixed media paper. (acid free, nice weight) Some of the pages will open from the sides, others from the bottom. The books will measure 5" x 7" with a 2" spine and contain 8 x 2 sheets for each signature. I wanted to allow for chunky pages so the book wouldn't expand too much. Here is a pic of the "grafitti" experiment. I used cardstock for this sample. Layer 1 was distress ink, layer two was stamped with stazon black ink, layer 3 was matte medium sealer, layer 4 was done with stencils and distress ink and adirondack and dylusions sprays. Layer 5 was crackle paint and the final layer more matte medium though I will use gloss varnish on future versions.
Posted by Stephanie at 8:55 AM