Art Journal Page: Eat Dessert

Eat Dessert

Today’s page marks a landmark in my art journaling – it’s the final spread in my very first complete journal. I have at least four journals on the go at any time, but this is the first to be filled since I started journaling back in 2011. I wanted to play with different layers, working on making the text stand out and the background to support, but not over power it. Choosing media by its opacity helped me achieve this outcome: transparent Cobalt Blue Hue allowed some of the paper white to show through the underpainting, whilst the semi-transparent Phthalo Blue provided the background to the text, printed in opaque white gesso. Spritzing with the mister and adding visual texture with stamps brought everything together.

Used in this page:

  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Cobalt Blue Hue / Phthalo Blue
  • DecoArt Media Mister: Primary Cyan
  • DecoArt Media Matte Medium for napkin decoupage
  • DecoArt Media Ultra-matte Varnish to seal
  • DecoArt Media White Gesso
  • Ranger: Glacier White Pigment Ink / Cobalt Blue Archival Ink
  • Kaisercraft ‘Sketchy’ clear stamp [CS878]
  • Creative Expressions ‘Life is Short’ rubber stamp [UMS196]
  • Stampendous/Andy Skinner ‘Toxic’ stamp set [ASCRS06]


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