Here is the beginning of a small (21cm x 13cm) Moleskine Art journal I am making. It's a bit daunting when you first open the journal and all the pages are empty, stark and glaring at you.
Once you get going it's a lot easier to move through and decorate the pages at random although I still have a thing about handwriting and could do with some tuition before I actually do it.
The background is made using various stencils and coloured ink sprays (Sticky Fingers) which I have had for an age and which were laying unused on the shelf. Believe me, when you get going though, you soon end up being very inky and the background soon comes together. The last photo shows how the background looked before adding layers and images.
I have used a variety of stamps with black Archival Ink on the background from Tim Holtz & PaperArtsy and added some doodles with Posca green, gold and black pens. A few self adhesive numbers were added between Alberts hands.
The words are printed on the printer and coloured with Alcohol inks.
I did some stamping with Zetti Albert and Zetti legs onto copy paper with black archival ink and coloured these with Marvey Alcohol ink brushpens. Alberts head and body were then collaged with the legs.
All items were stuck in place as shown. All that remains to do is date the piece now.
The pic above is how the background looked before stamping and collaging. Loved making it and now onto the next !
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