An Art Journal page for you today, measuring 18×22 centimeters, showcasing the gorgeous Organic Matter stencil!
Adhere some pre-colored cheesecloth to your page (I used a glue spray on the back of the cloth).
Do some random stamping with a background stamp (Magenta Stamps).
Add a layer of gesso.
(Note – I started scanning the first steps, that’s why the colors are so bright., changed to photographing later steps… much better!)
Add some structure paste through the Organic Matter stencil, leave to dry.
Add another layer of gesso to make the structure paste non-absorbent. Also add some scrapes of gesso with an old credit card, especially over parts of the cheesecloth to add interest.
When dry, spray the page with some pearly spray inks. Leave to dry.
Fussy cut some images from a napkin, adhere it to the page with decoupage glue.
Also add some stamping by stamping onto some tissue paper, and adding torn parts of it to the background. Add a layer of decoupage glue over top to make it non absorbent.
Now the fun part started – adding highlights to the image and the outer lines of the Organic Matter stencil with a white acrylic marker (Molotow), and add some extra color to it with a brush and pearly spray from a previous step.
At this stage I saw that I did not like the page, being out of balance, and the form of the cheesecloth being too eye-catching.
Hope you’ve enjoyed the process!
Go grab your TCW stencils – they’re so much fun!