Saturday, 17 January 2015

Art Journal Page - The Documented Life - Wk2

Hello all,

Today I am sharing my week 2 art journal page for,  The Documented Life. The challenge this last week was to use gesso. I love gesso, White, black and clear, I use it all.  There was also a journal prompt, 'The beginning is always today', but I forgot about that as I was just enjoying playing with gesso.

Anyhow, my page:

I used gesso as a background cover and with a stencil, then coloured it with a mixture of walnut stain and black gesso. I used white gesso again around my angel, and again for splatters.

The angel (head, body, arms and wings) is from Rebecca McMeen's digital kit, 'Milla'. I printed it, along with some of the paper on my inkjet printer using 120gm paper, then sprayed fixative over it before using Liquitex Matte Medium. This way, the colours don't run.

The large flower is a Hero Arts digital stamp I bought when I first started out doing digital work. I printed it on ordinary copy paper, brushed it with matte medium, and then coloured it with a combination of paints and pencil. I also used a few rub-ons. This was an experiment in seeing what works, how it reacts and how it sits on a bumpy surface.

I was also inspired by Jane Daveport's mini art lesson for 'gesso' which can be purchased HERE.

A couple of close-ups (I love the colour and texture of her skirt):

Thank you for coming by. The next challenge is due out today. Pop over HERE to check, if interested.


  1. So gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the angel!!!!!

  2. Wonderful....LOL....I do the same thing...forget the 'prompts' cos I'm too busy going off in another was interesting about the matt medium....I've always thought of it as a finishing off coat....but it looks like the colour went over it nicely, & it means the paper has more 'strength' to it, I guess.....really love your girl here. She stars:):)

  3. So beautiful Zeneva! What a gorgeous angel...I absolutely love the colors and textures especially those flowers, you can tell how much time and skill was put into this,....there's so much to look at, lovely details....wonderful work, Lisa xo


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