Make time

Do you happen to have time? All the time? Or do you need to make time for certain activities? Well telling you the truth I would love to say I have always time to do what I enjoy (to create)… but sometimes I have other responsibilities, being a mother, working and being a friend… and for all that I have 24 hours a day, it ticks, that little metallic construction seems to decide for us, so I tried to “make time” in my art journal.

I wanted to have some metallic background, I know it’s pretty blended here, but if you have a minute to stay you can see the process and all the metallic layers. My first layer was of course some gesso, because I knew I am going to apply several ones. Then on my gesso I applied some fluid gold acrylics and spattered on it with alcohol and dried it with a paper towel.

My second layer was silver fluid acrylics that I splattered with flow improver and I dried again with paper towel, so I had a sort of metal plate to work on.

I worked on that silver plate, where I cleaned some clock work stencil from bachelor button blue. Then added some paper collage from 7 dots studio cold country paper scraps. And I blended my collage with Koh-i-nor Hardtmuth pencils.

On the next layer I added some stamping with France Papillon’s splattered mug stamp and with archival ink (orange blossom).

I loved the grunge metal look, but I wanted to go more grunge and I wanted to add some cogs, so I took a cog stencil and I added the first layer with vaseline. I painted some cogs with copper fluid acrylics and then I covered my copper paint with antiquing polish brown. When my paint and polish dried I removed the vaseline and some grunge cogs were appearing here and there. I used Stampotique’s alphabities to add my text “make time”.

Oh and I also added some black archival ink to the edges. I am sharing my “make time” spread with Journal 52 week 35 prompt. Thanks for making a few minutes to follow my process. 


About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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8 Responses to Make time

  1. wandahentges says:

    It’s wonderful, Ruth!!!

  2. massofhair says:

    Fantastic pages Ruth, am a huge fan of metallic paints and finishes, great use of diffetent techniques here. A very inspiring page:-) xxx

  3. Susan Carol says:

    Wonderful. Thanks for showing the process.

  4. shilpa says:

    Superb journal pages!! love the metallic paints and composition, it is unique

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