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Art Journaling 102

By Kathybarbro @KathyBarbro
Art Journaling 102Some of the coolest art journal pages I have seen on the internet involve lots of layering. A common approach seems to be that a background is created first, and then art is added on top. I love this concept and hope to pass it on to my students this fall.1. I saved my old obsolete Yellow Pages for this project I guess, and started by tearing out a rectangle that would fit on my page. Rulers help to tear straight lines. I painted gesso on my paper, placed the Yellow Page on top, painted more gesso over it and spread it really thin to look a bit transparent.
2. As the gesso was drying, I found a quote for some inspiration. (I’m thinking of passing out a page full to all the students so they could pick their favorite.) I decided a nature drawing would be nice and drew a curly tree with a black Sharpie marker.
3. My paper was a bit wrinkly so I just colored over all of it heavily with some crayons. I love all the wrinkles!

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