Here we go, my journal cover is dry, finally I could put the rings back, tadaah:
I used corrugated cartoon as the covers and first I applied a layer of white gesso, and some texture paste via a stencil.
As usual I looked around my table and took a piece of burlap, some lace left overs. Then I had that paint brush on my table, old and a bit broken. Some buttons, a bottle cup, a bobbin for sewing machine. And the word “art”. I applied all that with some soft gel. Then I added a second layer of gesso, this time with black.
When it dried, as it was sealed with a double layer of gesso, I could freely play around with liquid acrylics, I used pearlescents (galactic blue and platinum pink). Finally it got a layer of inks gold (aquamarine and rose quartz).
And here are some more details for you:
So now I have a personalised art journal cover to my new journal.
I am sharing my cover with Paper Artsy’s challenge #3: paint.