I needed to prep the pages in my new (5" x 8.25") Moleskine journal. I usually use Gesso for this task.
However, I have a few sample jars of Valspar paint on hand. So I chose the color Adirondack Path (light beige) and worked with that. The paint added strength to the pages and provided a good barrier for the art supplies that I will later add to the page surfaces.
Before prepping, I protect the rest of the journal with wax paper under the pages. I then paint the two pages, give it a quick dry with my heat gun, add a sheet of wax paper and move on to the next pages. I let it all dry overnight and then remove the wax papers. Later, I reuse the wax paper for other mixed-media art pages.
Here is the third mixed-media art painting that I recently completed.
I first thought of the phrase, Create Room for Imagination, when I was working in my art journal. The phrase was a reminder to me to make more time for creative endeavors on a daily basis. I then decided to create an art work featuring those words.
I began the piece with an 8" x 10" canvas board covered with old dictionary pages. I next added acrylic paint, embellishments, one of my characters and words. I had a lot of fun creating this art piece.
Here is a second mixed-media art painting that I just finished. I actually have been working on four different pieces during the past few weeks. I hope to finish and post the last two paintings in the next couple of days.
I saw the quote (in the above painting) on a Pinterest Board and it really brought the message home to me. So I decided to create an art work that incorporated this sentiment.