Monday, 3 February 2020

Art Journal by Kasia Bogatko

Today's inspiration is the cover of an art journal. I wanted it to be fairly simple and flat, to use it easily and  throw it into bag without worrying about damage.

As a base, I used the remains of alphabet chipboards. I usually don't throw it away, because they can still become an interesting element of a project. I glued it with 3d Matte Gel and covered with a modeling paste to add more structure and protect the cardboard from the rest of the media I used.

In this project I used Liquid Acrylic paints because they are completely waterproof and permanent after drying. I use water to distribute them, thanks to which we get beautiful, smooth color transitions and a great watercolor effect. The paint collects in cavities, perfectly emphasizing all the details and elements of the composition. To increase this contrast, I highlight elements with white gesso. Remember to do it on a thoroughly dried project. Otherwise, the gesso will stain with paints and will no longer be pure white.

To add a little bit of contrast and old look to this project, here and there I used a black watersoluble pencil. I really like the "shadow" effect we can get in this way.

In my video you can follow the preparation of this cover step by step. I hope that soon I will be able to show you the interior of this journal.

Products I have used - all the images linked to Mixed Media Place online store:


NancyO. said...

LOVE This video ! You taught me so much in your video from using my older Finnair products to finding new I 'need' to purchase ! LOL Thank you for the inspiration ,

selena said...

magnifique, j adore!

Sue Lelli said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Thanks for the video and the inspiration!

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