Wednesday, 3 October 2018

"I have loved the stars" Art Journal Page- Chrissi M

Hello Lovelies!!! 
I have an Art Journal page for you today, and it would have to be one of my faves atm. I cant believe how perfectly this galaxy style page came together with my Colour Blast Colour Sprays.
So you may know, I'm an art journaler at heart. It's my favourite way to get creative. I tend to use my art journal as a mix of play, experimentation, therapy and just plain old colour. This page uses one of my favourite quotes- "I have loved the stars too fondly, to ever be fearful of the night", and for someone that has experienced grief and depression over the past few years, it means a lot to me. 
I started with a technique I've been wanting to try out- Gesso Resist. Basically, the gesso on the page, in this case through a stencil, will resist the colour spray you apply over the top. It gives an amazing result I have to admit.
So I applied my Colour Blast Heavy Gesso in White through a star stencil I had on hand. Then I dried it really well- very important.
Then it was time to add my colour. So I grabbed the colours I felt with give me a nice starry sky/galaxy background. This was, without a doubt the easiest galaxy background I have ever made. I was able to use my Colour Blast Colour Sprays in Caribbean, Sapphire, Indigo (yummy-boss lady, please send more), and Road Base and the way they just blended together worked perfectly.

I had originaly only intended to do a single page in my journal, but I had over spray on the left hand side, so I just continued to add colour to it, and on a whim this page turned into a double. As I was adding the colour to my left hand side, it turned into the perfect place to add my quote.
I wanted my black to be bolder than the Road Base had turned out, so I grabbed some Colour Blast Gesso in Black and painted a journaling space over the Road Base Colour Spray.
Whats a starry page without some white splatters for tiny stars. The best way to get bold white stars, is to use some white gesso. I try not to water it down too much other wise I don't get the desired effect of that bold crisp white. Just enough water to make it splatter.
The to add my quote, I used a good old white paint pen. I went for a very messy style of writing. I was intending to add some more stencilling over my quote, and using it as just a background layer, but I ended up liking the page just as it was too much to change it lol.
And that's my page. I hope you go experiment with some of your mediums, and have some fun playing with colour. 
Chrissi xxx

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