Monday 7 July 2014

Beginning a new journey with Jelissa

Hello dear readers!

I'm so glad to be sharing with you my first DT project for 13@rts! This DT spot means a lot to me as I count myself very honored and lucky to be amongst some of the most talented mixed media artists, and to kick start a wonderful journey of discovery, I made my first art journal cover.

I got a watercolour paper pad from the local art store and ripped off the cover as it was too thin for my liking. I then went on to cover the page with some 13@rts gesso. And I can say I LOVE it! The gesso is different from the regular one I used, with a thicker consistency but smooth to the touch when dry. 

After the gesso dried, I used some 13@rts modelling paste over a stencil. The modelling paste is simply amazing - a creamy and smooth texture like whipped cream and it glides beautifully over the stencil. For the next layer, I went on to splash some 13@rts mists over my page. I used the Pastel mists in Caramel, Salmon and Yellow. 

Some close-ups:

Random stamping, followed by splashes of Burnt Sienna Chalk Mist and Pink Pearl Mist. I took the Ornament mat chipboard (large) and covered it with Burgundy Pearl Mist, Yellow and Salmon Pastel Mists. Lots of layering with papers from both the "Timeless" and "All is Love" collections, and also a beaded trim. As you all may know, I have a soft spot for mini roses and these ombre and white ones are just perfect for me.

A cut-out from "All is Love" and an organza flower - my exact sentiments.

I hope you like my very first art journal project, and I'm looking forward to a year of art and discovery through it. Thanks for dropping by!

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous, Jelissa..... I love your Art Journal, the colours are beautiful!!
    I look forward to following you and your 13 Arts Adventure :)