I started a new art journal. I have been wanting to try this Moleskine since I got it for my birthday last year.. I have only ever worked in one Art journal at a time but now I am finding that I have a few on the go at the same time.
I started with Gesso then decided to use tissue paper sewing pattern and glued it all on with DecoArt Decoupage. I then just grabbed my DecoArt Americana paints in Wisteria and Dessert Turquoise and scraped over with a card. Then for some interest in the background I grabbed the DecoArt Andy Skinner stencils. I used the Industrial Elements and the Made to Measure 8x8 stencils with the Tuquoise Blue. It's subtle but I know it's there.. I added circles with a lid and stripes with the edge of a card in the Americana Ebony Black. The white I used Gesso and then watered down the black and white and a bit of the Turquoise Blue and got the fan brush out and splattered. Then I started looking around youtube for some inspiration as I had this background done but just did not know what to put on the top..
So off to youtube for some inspiration and one of my favourites to watch is France Papillon. I found this great youtube of her doing this wonderful heart all patchworked. It looked fabulous so I had to have a go.. I added the Quote. Smile it is the key that fits the lock to everybody's heart. That quote is so me..
So first pages done in my Moleskine and I tried a few new techniques.
Have a great day