I really love creating all kinds of texture in my art journalling. There is something soothing about a page you can feel as much as you can see it. I love taking my books and flip through them, sometimes just to feel the pages. I guess I’m a little peculiar that way.
Actually, I even think, next to making the pages, the flipping through the books is the biggest perk of having an art journal. I made many paintings over the years and I usualy create lots of texture in them. Don’t get me wrong, I love making them, but when they are done, they are done. You hang them somewhere and that’s it. Which is ok, they have their own merit, but for now I think I’ll stick to my art journals for a while.
Next to the tactile nature of art journals, I love that they are small, all different, open to experimentation and a great way to practice new techniques. I can just go in, do somthing when I feel inspired and move on when not. They are patient and there is no pressure. The beautiful thing is, I don’t even have to like what I did. There are no mistakes in art journalling.
I just started sticking them down to the page. Some painters masking tape, some lace velvet sticker border, some embossed pieces and even baby wipes.
I put gesso over it all and then glimmer misted it with red velvet and scarlet. I love how the glimmer starts swirling about the page when you stop spraying. I found some very old india ink in the back of my closet and figured I would do some drippage.