Here is a spread I started working on the other night. I thought that it might be fun to show you step by step how I create it. Please keep in mind that I am not sure where it is going, but it should be a fun project for me to share.
I am working in my usual Ruled Moleskine journal. I added some of my favourite old paper on top. I then used a mixture of Gesso and Golden's Fresco Cream glaze (Golden brand acrylic paint in Titan Buff would work too) and lightly painted over the pages. When I say a mixture - I do not mix them prior - just squirt of bit of each on the page and blend while I cover the spread.
I knew I wanted to do a spread about my heart and my mind, and thought that these reporduction 1800's changeable portraits of ladies that I had been gifted ages ago would be fun to incorporate.
The letters "My Mind" are from my collection of vintage and antique anagram sets.
The Heart card, that I typed "My Heart" on with my old typewriter (from the early 1900's), I found on etsy from a shop called INKKIT. It is cute, it opens up like a card. I outlined it in black pen and a rose red Copic marker .
Lastly I added a small piece of polka dotted pretty tape along the seam, where some of the old paper was torn.
Stay tuned for the next volume in the evoltuion of this journal spread soon!