Friday, July 16, 2010

Scraps from the Dina journal pages

This actually started off as an experiment to see if I could write with white gouache over the inks that I had sprayed on these watercolor pages. I found that the ink rewets and bleeds into the white--(or vice verse) so this was after I had put a coat of clear gesso over the ink to seal it. I started writing was happy to see that it stayed white. Yay for clear gesso!!! These were pages sprayed for the Dina Wakley journal which I will blog after I sew it up. It was a very fun class.

24 comments:

Diane said...

I agree--I love clear gesso--I discovered it from Suzi's class. Great page journal page--and the colors!!

Mary said...

You know I tried clear gesso and did not like it. I think it was the grit in it. I'll have to play around with it a little more I think.

Love the page!

Buffy said...

Another beautiful page! I can't wait to see the rest,glad you are having fun!

Sue K said...

Morning Martha! Loving your recent journal pages! I love the colors on this page, with the beautiful white lettering on it. Very dramatic!
Have a super weekend!!
hugs, Sue K

PaperPumpkin said...

Gorgeous! I can't wait to see it all sewed up too! Thank you, Martha, for your kind comments yesterday. You are a joy to me.

Creative Carmelina said...

fun fun and more fun!
well done!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

lori vliegen said...

you've got a winner here!! this is so gorgeous....rich, bold color with sparkly white letters.....LOVE IT!! xox, :))

jgr said...

I have never tried clear gesso-it sounds interesting. I love your page, as always!

Gifts of Creation said...

I just really love your backgrounds...where would you suggest starting to learn backgrounds?

Jo Reimer said...

Hi, Bren sent me your way and I'm so glad to find you. I posted yesterday about using clear gesso for the first time and was distressed to find how sandy it is... not good for drawing on with a quality brush. It does a good job of sealing, though and since you had such success with it I'll try again... but maybe for a different purpose.
Come visit me at http://joreimer.blogspot.com, or click on my name above.
Jo

Ophelia said...

Love the page Martha! Your work always amazes me!

freebird said...

So now I know what to do with my clear gesso!

This looks really pretty. Sometimes white writing is just the thing.

Janie Husband said...

anxious to see your journal, martha...must be gorgeous if this is a sample.... ;)

DJ said...

Beautiful work...the colors are a wonderful backdrop for inspiring scripture.
Well done ~

Lynette (NZ) said...

Beautiful as always - I love your work, especially your art journalling, and have posted a link to you on my blog. I can't wait to see the finished journal.

Gifts of Creation said...

Thanks for the great info Martha!

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

hi Martha, you have truly inspired me. After watching some youtube videos to find out how to make an altered journal I decided to buy the supplies and attempt a couple of pages. Would you hope over to my blog and check it out and let me know what you think??

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

I have enjoyed getting to know you through your art. I nominated you for an award on my blog. Hugs

Phoenix Peacock said...

I just discovered you after visiting Kelly's blog. I am so glad I did. I am new to art journaling and CAN NOT wait to see how your blog will inspire me!

Createology said...

Your journal pages always draw me in as they have such a depth of layers and colors. Beautiful. Happy creating...

Debbie said...

Love the purple in these pages, Martha. I use clear gesso too, it's wonderful! I've also used fixative sprays before and they work the same way, without the grit.

Caatje said...

Nice work! I'm curious: is clear gesso sticky or not? I like to finish my journal pages with matte gel medium, but it does tend to stick together if I don't put anything between the pages. I solve this sometimes with a very light watercolour wash. I like the surface of my collages to be the same, because it makes the penwork I do over it more consistent. Normal gesso doesn't really stick, so maybe clear gesso is the answer to my sticky problem? Like to hear your thoughts?

LuLu said...

Howdy,

Your calligraphy is SO lovely!

Clear gesso is a staple in my studio - along with tinted gessos that I make up myself. I know you can buy tinted gesso - but it's more fun to me to make my own.

I'm inspired to try the Maya Mists now!

Meanwhile I would love for you to visit my blog, and comment on some of my art when you have a moment or 2!

Peace,
'LuLu'
BLOG Art: www.lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/

Jane Farr said...

Beautiful work Martha! I love the gold cross too!

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