The topic for Lesson 5, in Art Journaling class by Marit, was Journaling. I loved how it turned out although I didn't do much. The background is Amberly Grace patterned paper from The Angel Company. The tags used were also from the Amberly Grace collection. The chipboard letters are glittery. I inked edges and added some metal embellishments.
I chose to write my favorite quotes by Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi. As the "great soul" I am truly inspired by him. For my journaling, I used the long and narrow style from Marit's examples.
Lesson 6 in class was Gesso. I have never used it before and I was so excited to use the Gesso, but I had problems with it. It doesn't have the texture that I expected it to (despite the fact that other classmates had a great texture affect).
I mixed pink paint with Gesso and painted the whole thing. Then I sponged some yellow in a few places. I added the embellishments and sponged more pink over them. After it dried, I painted some crackle paint on the live, laugh, love and a couple flowers. Then I sprinkled glitter and microbeads over the whole thing. I'll have to try this one again!