I have recently started art journaling. I am not too consistent with it however it does come in handy when I need what I call a "mind spill". And yesterday morning was one of those moments. I find I can let go of perfection more if I am using a page in a journal. This rings especially true when it comes to painting faces.
The process for this girl went something like this . . .
- prep page with gesso
-add a layer of words stamps (oh how I love to stamp!)
-using a black stabilo pencil sketch out a face
-add water and using a palette knife drag with water through the pencil color
- go back in with more pencil to define areas of the face
-add white gesso to the eyes and highlights of the face.
-use a black faber castell gelato to darken the lines and add water for drips
- using a pitt pen scribble some words
-drag palette knife through leftover gesso and "stamp" it over the page
What are your favorite supplies to use for art journaling? Please do share!