Still playing with loads of texture in my art journal. This is a double-page spread I created a few days ago. It's very textural! Take a look at the step-by-step photos I managed to take while making this. I have found it helpful to take photos along the way because often you can't remember what you did!
Here's the final spread:
And the process photos:
|started with pages that had been previously painted and stained|
|added masking tape and gesso randomly applied with palette knife|
|added crumpled white tissue paper while gesso still wet|
|closeup showing tissue paper texture - also you can see where the distress stain (yellow) reactivated|
|joint tape added - love that texture|
|next came Whipped Spackle through a stencil (you can still see the yellow stain soaking through), raspberry and peacock Distress paints, torn book pages with blue gelato and white paint, and bubble wrap "stamped" on with white paint|
|hard to see in this pic, but I added bits of torn cheesecloth (see closeup below)|
|chipboard letters, painted and embossed with UTEE for extra texture|
|white fabric heart, a corrugate heart and added a "flower" cut from painted and heated Tyvek|
|I ended up cutting three flowers out of the Tyvek and added beads to all the centers|
|final step was adding twine to the three corrugate hearts|
So there you have the anatomy of my page. In all, I think I used a total of about 20 textures!