Journal Journey’s ~

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oh my goodness friends ~

it’s been another full week!  i’m thrilled to say i got one little thing accomplished  in my art studio, and i’m excited to show it to you.

this was my attempt at making a more ‘earth-toned’ and hopefully, {slightly masculine}, art journal.  it was a special order requested by a girlfriend of mine, as a graduation gift. for a young man who is also an artist.  

 i began with a blank, black canvas covered journal purchased at michaels. i expected alot of the black of the cover to show through… and absorb much of the paint, as i printed the cover with my {wonderful} gelli plate in a direct-to-gelli plate printing process.  man, i am so loving the texture and black depth of the canvas showing through~!  {double bonus}

 i added trim from previous gelli print papers i cut away, and applied as  border, leaving the right-side edge ripped purposely.

 i added a layer of matte medium to the cover, and let it dry.  i stamped it, and added some perfect pearls paints, outlining the sun in copper, and adding what i hope {imaginatively} looks like ‘nail head trim’ {like you see on furniture, etc}.  it’s done in pewter.

 a little slashing in the pewter perfect pearls, to look like textured stitching… {hopefully}

 and of course, some doodling, and writing… messy-style!

 this was a fun project, and fun challenge.  thanks nettie, for asking me.  i had a great time {in case i forgot to tell ya!}

blessings on your weekend!  some serious studio cleaning-up is on my list, for sure!  

soli deo gloria!
xo
leslie 

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