Time for an art journal page share I think? How about it? Do you fancy a journal page?
In my quest to get into the art journaling habit for real this year (remember I mentioned about it in last week's Art Journal Sharing Thursday blog post?) well, I've started around 5 or 6 pages this week, although some of those were just preparing pages with gesso, is that cheating? Maybe I shouldn't count preparing pages with gesso? Ok so I've started 2 pages this week, both in an A4 sketch book, but I'm kind of sitting on them a little bit and letting them mature as works in progress.
I do have a finished page to show, this one came purely from wanting to try using the Golden Polymer Medium (Gloss) in some different ways to how I usually use it.
I had not actually intended to do a journal page at all but as I was playing with the medium, which is one of my favourites by the way, I just grabbed my repurposed A5 flier journal and so a journal page was born.
I wanted to use the Polymer medium to glue some old book pages to a gessoed page, I've not really used it to glue things before as I usually turn to the Golden gels for that purpose. Then I used it to make some paint glazes to use on another old book page which I then started to tear and weave, once it was dry of course.
The woven papers looked like a mini nest to me and the centre of the weave was just shouting for a word. I thought 'Found' nestled nicely in the paper nest so next I used some India ink and a dip pen on a book page sealed with the Polymer medium.
The 'Found' just needed a 'Lost' and you could almost miss it as I slipped it in at the top of the page.
The India ink works beautifully on the Golden Polymer medium and it makes the line a lot thinker and ink flows smoothly onto the surface which is handy to know and I really like the thicker look.
So my Polymer medium play was quite productive, I used it as a glue, a glaze medium for my paints, a sealant for porous materials and finally as a surface to write on. Not bad for one A5 journal page.
Thanks for popping in for my Art Journal Sharing Thursday this week.