Art Journaling

Backgrounds to use in Journaling

For our Journaling meet up I thought we would practice some techniques for creating interesting backgrounds for our journal pages.
I will bring some examples for you to see and if you want to you can try some of the techniques on your own.
I suggest we work on mixed media or water color paper in sheets no larger than 5 x 7, I think most of mine are 4 x 6.  If you'd rather not work on paper you can always bring art board or a small canvas.

Below is the list of supplies I used. Don't feel like you have to bring every medium on the list, just one you want to try. Or better yet bring a medium I don't have listed and we'll learn even more. You can even pick something up at the store when you get there.

Supply List
Gesso
Matte Medium
Heavy matte gel
Coarse Molding paste
Crackle Medium
Masking tape
Mod Podge – Matte Medium/Glossy Accents also works.

Acrylic paint
Rubber stamps and ink (Script or texture type)
Palette knife
Paint or Foam brushes
Paper plate or palette to hold paints and medium
Stencils, plastic mesh or plastic stencils

Magazine or other pictures to use on the page

If I think of anything else I will post a comment.

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  • Jody M.

    Fun as usual!

    March 25, 2013

  • Sandra M.

    It was great as always, great ladies with new ideas and great conversation.

    March 22, 2013

  • Annette W.

    Sorry I have to cancel. Have to pick a friend up from the airport and entertain her until her husbands flight gets in at nine thirty.

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Cathy girl. Is the plastic bag craft happenning in April? Sounds interesting.

    March 18, 2013

    • Linda Wood S.

      Brenda I think that is for the April Altered Art Meet up.

      March 20, 2013

  • Linda Wood S.

    Hey guys I posted photos of some of the textures I have been practicing so you can get some ideas of your own.

    March 11, 2013

  • Heather H.

    I will be at the Dallas Crafters' Marathon Fri-Sun :) Ya'll have fun!

    March 3, 2013

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