Welcome to the Blog everyone!! It’s Shari here with an art journal feature using Jane Davenport Collage papers and Vicki Bouton acrylic paints. This was the first time I tried these papers and I had a blast!! They are so colorful!!
I started the page out by tearing portions of the papers and gluing them down in my Dina Wakely Media journal using Clear Gesso. Have I ever mentioned that you can use Gesso to glue papers down? You can! I used it because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use watercolors or acrylic paints afterwards. Watercolors need a better base to hold onto and gel mediums aren’t the best choice. I ended up using acrylic paints.
I used a bit of embossing paste with a Tim Holtz Dotted stencil to give it a bit of texture. I added my paints first by diluting them with water and ended up finger painting with them full strength. This gave me faded areas along with bright areas.
I have filmed a full process video showing how this was created, you can view it below or on our YouTube channel HERE.
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Thanks for stopping by! I hope I’ve brightened your day with some cheerful Spring colors! Enjoy!!