Art Journal Page: Kind Words


I’ve done faux leather, faux weathered wood and faux brass – here’s a fresh-from-the-desk journal page featuring a faux galvanised steel paint effect with faux rust. The sentiment is apparently a Turkish proverb. Is it immodest to say I’ve surprised myself again with another successful experiment? Next time though, I’ll not leave the studs until last, which somewhat annoyingly overlapped the end of ‘unlock’ – tI added the wording whilst I was waiting for the image transfer to dry, and I needed the image transfer uncovered to get the perspective right for the door studs.

Used in this layout:

  • Dylusions Paint: Black Marble
  • Distress Paint: Brushed Pewter
  • Distress Sprays: Rusty Hinge / Seedless Preserves
  • DecoArt Media Matte Medium
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Carbon Black / Dark Grey 3 / Medium Grey 6 / Paynes Grey
  • Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens: Orange Glaze /Purple Violet / Dark Indigo / Black
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Sealer/Finisher Spray: Matte
  • DecoArt Media Ultra-matte Varnish