I don't think I have ever had more fun using my art journal, thanks Sabrina. These double pages are made of canvas and are precoated with gesso. (Dina Wakely art journal, contains, canvas, burlap, cotton rag watercolour paper and kraft).
I started this on Monday for Sabrina's shaving foam and brusho challenge. I squirted lots of shaving gel on a sheet of al foil (about 6" bigger than the open double pages). I sprinkled on the brusho powder and waited ...and waited....and waited. Nothing happened. You may already have spotted my error - I used shaving gel instead of foam.
Not wanting to waste the gel and brusho's, I blasted the foil with lots of water and then whooosh, the gel activated and grew faster than a baby elephant. I quickly dunked the book in the foam, shut the book and gave a gentle squeeze so all the excess foam would pop out and I used a baby wipe (well about 20), to clean up all the excess.
I also took the opportunity to make lots of backgrounds on A4 cardstock. It would be fair to say I underestimated the quantity of shaving gel required.
Back to the journal, the background was very dark and blotchy, you can see where the brusho's dug in. I couldn't fix this, so instead I added more dark colours using ink sprays and distress inks.
Through out the week, I have cleaned all my foam brushes, paint brushes and flicked tons of left over paint on the pages. Then along came Sabrina's next great challenge, use bleach. Not sure what will happen on the other page yet.
I decided to give Grace a trip to space. I used a paint brush to remove as much colour as possible (see insert), then did her gown with Gellato's, crayons, metallic pens and pencils.
Grace's body was stamped, coloured with pencils, then fussy cut and adhered in place.
Thank you for looking. I hope you have a happy, inky weekend.
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Fri, Jun 05, 2020 @ 9:34 PM
You always take us on such an adventure with the details of the process you use, and wow, the results are always totally amazing. You have such fun with your art and are always so daring and bold. Your results are always masterpieces. Love this, Susie!!
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Sat, Jun 06, 2020 @ 1:22 AM
Love love love...wow wow wow. Fav’d. I love that you had a double whammy on this one my mate over East. Win-win and it came out amazing as always. Thanks for the journey in space. I wish I were as thin and elegant as Gracie LOL. TFS. Happy day
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Sat, Jun 06, 2020 @ 2:02 AM
I saw Grace this morning but wanted to wait till I had the PC on to comment. DH prefers gel, so I always have to remember to buy foam for myself. I should put that (and starch) on my shopping list for Monday. Both your background and Grace are amazing. So beautiful. I could look at a starry sky like that for a long time.
Wouldn't you just leave the right page blank. Space is big - I think all it needs is a sentiment. The bleach did a great job lifting the colour for you to create Grace's dress. And the feather is a fantastic addition.