Sunday, October 8, 2017

Poetry Journal

Supplies:

·      Mountains Are Calling Stencil
·      Centered Stencil
·      Rubbermoon CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE stamp
·      Moleskine journal
·      Gesso
·      Acrylic paint
·      Mod Podge
·      Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate


1.      PREP THE BLANK SLATE

I am of the mind that one cannot have enough blank books around the house, so it was with great excitement that some arty friends and I busted open a pack of blank Moleskine journals this week to alter.  I started with a layer of Gesso.  Think sloppy, fast painting. 


2.     LAYERING THE ACRYLICS

Remember how fun it was to finger paint as a child?  Using a Gel Printing Plate is nearly as enjoyable and almost as messy.  Add colors of acrylic to the plate, blend using a roller, and lay down your stencils.  For this cover, I used the river and sun portions of the Mountains Are Calling along with the Centered stencils.  I was pretty happy with the bright greens of Centered, along with its placement flanking both sides of the journal’s spine.



3.     STAMP & X-ACTO

Stamp CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE on a pretty blue piece of scrapbooking paper.  Trim around the outer circle.  I used my X-Acto Knife to cut the sky from the inner circle.  This allowed my bright acrylics to serve as a bright sky.  I even trimmed and adhered the tiny moon.




4.     POETRY JOURNAL COMPLETE

Once the glue is dry, add a layer of Mod Podge.  Next step?  Write and write and write!




ENJOY!

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