Click HERE to see
my Junque Journal
In my previous post HERE
I showed you my scraped
paint technique next step
is to further embellish it.
Foam Stamps (with a larger design)
Step 1: Using your foam brush load your foam
stamp with white gesso.
Step 2: Looking at your background decide how you
want to stamp your design (randomly or in a pattern?)
then begin stamping and reload your stamp with
the white gesso as needed. **The reason I prefer
white gesso instead of white acrylic paint is that I
want my stamped design to have some tooth to
accept my Color Mists.
Step 3: Since I chose to stamp a pattern I also wanted
to add another stamp some what smaller in design
between my larger stamp pattern.
Step 4: At this point you can leave your background
to dry naturally or use a heat gun but remember to
keep it moving so you don't over heat the paint
and bubble it up.
Step 5: In this step I'm misting my gesso stamped
areas with Color Mists (sprayable watercolors).
This step will add another layer to help marry
my two backgrounds together.
Step 6: Because the Color Mists are watercolors
I like to use my heat gun to dry them (again
to keep your heat gun moving).
Step 6: Once your Color Mists are completely dry
You'll need to seal them since they are water
soluble. My favorite to use is PYM II .
Step 7: To further embellish your background
you can use paint pens to enhance your designs.
Step 8: I loved how bold this background turned
out, so I decided turn it into my cover of my
junque journal. Just to help strengthen the
spine I've added some craft tape along
the seam down the middle.