#2 peek on another spread in my sketchbook in progress. We recently went to the beach so I had some free time to get some ideas down on paper. I like to do quick starts and come back to them later in just about all of my books. Soon I'll do a post on all the different sketchbooks and notebooks I work in at one time!
Sorry for the small pictures but for some reason if I enlarge them they are blurry. I'm taking the pictures with my phone camera because that is what is convenient at the moment.
I used a lot of different papers in this layout. Acrylic painted book pages, an old cloth napkin (I love painting on napkins I get from the thrift store), unpainted book pages, some wrapping paper, and an old sketch from an old sketchbook in the corner. I also used some previously punched paper hearts. This time I didn't put any paint down first, glued all down and painted over the top with my Golden gel medium after I did a quick green paint and stencil over the top.
As mentioned in a previous post, I often feel the need to create on both sides of the paper when working in a book or sketchbook. Sometimes I will make the two similar but not always, guess it depends on my mood and the time of the month :/
As you can see in this one, I used the same stencil and green acrylic paint. But I did lay down a blue acrylic to get it started. Again, I couldn't resist leaving the deer illustration as it is so vintage and I love the muted and subtle colors. I added used stamps, some cut out images of steaks from an old cookbook, painted acrylic book pages, wrapping paper, misc pretty paper, a sticker from the top of a spool of thread and a little piece of painted acrylic blue paper and a blue string in the middle.
I really love how the paper feels after I have gotten a solid dry coat of the Golden get medium over the top. It makes the page feel thicker and slightly stiff. I recently bought a corner punch that adds to the look of the layout as well.
Again, this layout is in progress. I'm thinking I want to add more of the orange and pink paints over the papers and see what happens. Sometimes what I might be thinking right now will change and once I sit down at my desk my ideas will change as the lighting is different and the readily available art supplies will influence me!