Sometimes it is necessary to cover up good stuff when art journaling. In creating layers, I will often cover up elements that I really like. I don't worry about "ruining" my page or not liking the end result. The freedom I give myself to cover up things makes the process more enjoyable and more often than not I end up more pleased with the results. Give yourself permission this week to cover up some good stuff and see what happens!
Have a blessed day!
Layers You Will Love!
Art Challenge: Covering up good stuff
Journal Prompt: Going undercover
My first layer is an inky piece of newsprint that I glued to my page. I used the Stones Divided stencil with molding paste to create the half circle shapes. I outlined them with a black stabilo pencil and added water with a water brush to spread the color. I also painted an oval shape with watered down black gesso.
Next, I added some white circles with a Sharpie Poster Paint Pen to the black oval and used a handmade mark making tool and white acrylic paint to create the rings. I journaled at the bottom of the page with a black pen (this is the good stuff I plan to cover up)!
To finish my page, I stitched a tag and other elements to an inky piece of paper, added a circle sticker, stamped a feather from Rae Missigman's Natural Elements rubber stamp set to book paper, trimmed and stitched to the top. I stitched a scrap piece of paper and glued it to the top of the black painted oval.
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