Can you believe that November is almost done?
I’ve still been doing NaNoJourMo over here!
here’s my latest page in my journal.
A good thing to do before you gesso your pages, is to put down a bit of masking tape, or painters tape, along the spine of your journal. This will help keep your paint on your page, and not leak through the spine onto your other pages.
On this spread, i really coated my pages liberally with gesso, then i smooshed the two pages together to get a bit of lovely texture.
To colour my background i used some Faber Castelle Gel sticks. If you’ve never used them before, they are just like little chapsticks of paint, and they glide on so smoothly. i laid down some colour then sort of rubbed the colours together with my fingers a bit to blend it before spraying with water to get massive drippage.
I used one of Jane Davenport’s face stencils from the Jane Girls Series 4-Stencil set. and then i got out my oil pastels, and gave her some crazy wild fire hair
it was tricky using the stencil right over the spine of the book, but i wanted her in the centre. Here in this photo ^^ you can see some of the texture from the gesso! Colouring the hair was really very fun! Just laying down more and more colour and blending it with my finger. I may or may not have achieved a blister on my finger from blending…. (i totally did)
On the face, i used a bit of acrylic paint, and some old markers for shading.
and then when i was satisfied, i journaled the lyrics running through my head using a Pitt Pen and some India ink for the title.
THIS GIRL IS ON FIRE!!
This page took several days to create, doing 10-15 minutes here or there, in true NaNoJouMo fashion. But i’m really quite pleased with it.
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