Welcome to my Journal Share video today where I am making an abstract "Moon" themed page in my A5 Art Journal. This size is definitley one of my favourites to work in but that doesn't stop me from buying others of course!
I use black gesso in this journal page which has to be one of my favorite supplies to work with. It's so beautifully black, matte and completely opaque. It gives a wonderful "tooth" to the art journal which means that so many mark making tools glide over it so easily. I most certainly took advantage of this by using my Gelli Roll Moonlight pens from Sakura and my most favorite Liquitex paint marker in White.
I stenciled using the Shoreline Stencil from Stencilgirl by Rae Missigman. This is one of my favorite stencils to use, it's just so versatile. I am sure that when Rae designed it it was to represent the waves on the ocean but to me it just screams a pretty cloudscape which is how I have used it here in my art journal.
I've used gold leaf on this journal page and it's a tricky substance to work with but it's definitely worth the patience. I've used it here with the Gilding Paste that comes with it but I have used matt medium and mod podge before I got hold of the paste so don't let that put you off. You simply "paint" the paste (it's really a liquid I have no idea why it's called a paste!) and then leave it to dry until it is shiny and tacky. This, for me, takes about ten to fifteen minutes. Then I used a dry paintbrush to pick up some gold leaf and brush it on. So without further ado the video of how I made this page is below, I hope that you enjoy watching the process!