So we made it through month one! You guys have been spot on with your topics and picking such great supplies! Your pages are just...Amazing! I know I say that a lot but you guys have got some mad good talent!
Round of applause for the Clare Plantation Drawing Room!
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So I asked the members of the CP Drawing Room if they were interested in switching supplies every month instead of every three. I got similar and then different replies. So here is the deal... The 18/52 Art Journal Project is like a jumping off point with quote un quote guildlines to follow that are perfectly able to be altered to fit your specific needs. There I think that's a good diplomatic answer.
In other words HAVE FUN!
Alright so here is Topic 5...
So I've been eye balling this piece of under paper with piled up gorgeous paint from a previous project. I've always had in the back of me nogin to cut them up in little gem like shapes.
So how does one make dirt. Well I tell ya. You get old under paper with swatches of gold paint, crinkle the bajebes out of it and glue it to the page.
VOLIA, you have dirt! But I wanted the edges to disappear, so I added gesso around the edges to make it look as if this is dirt coming up and out from somewhere.
Man I love all that texture! Now I just used my finger to apply the gesso and it worked nicely because it added this frosted aged look over top of the raised wrinkles. After that I stuffed the little pieces of cut out dried piles of paint into the nooks and crannies to look as if it were hidden in dirt.
I had to use piles of glue just to make sure these babies weren't going anywhere. So like a member said in my Facebook group, she just wanted to try something she didn't know would work or not. This one I'm really experimenting as I go. It's something I've never really done before.
So I thought I was finished until I muled over what I could do to make these little paper gems pop if but only a little.
I had to take it home to finish it but the very last thing I added was a bit of watered down charcoal and graphite to grunge it up some. I've been inspired by Roben-Marie Smith to grunge things up here of late. It's a dirty looking mess but I kinda like it so that the paper gems will stand out in all their loveliness.
So I don't really know if I'm going to change any of my supplies or to change them once or three times a month. I'm a gonna mule it over and we will see were it goes.
Alright guys happy creating and I can't wait to see what you spruce up this time!
God Bless You and May You Bless God!