This month's challenge at LESSology is all about books so I decided to finally tackle my art journal cover.
As I've shared previously in my tutorial on how to make an art journal out of an old book, this is my current art journal.
I went into my patterned paper scraps to pull out my paper strips which I adhered to the book with matte medium. Then I applied a coat of white gesso to prep the surface for paint. I wanted the patterns underneath to show through subtly.
I used The Crafter's Workshop stencil with ColourArte Radiant Rain shimmering mist to create some background design.
Then I went in with some acrylic paints to pull the background colours together. You can use any acrylic paints here but these dabbers are a time-saver.:)
The next step was to draw my girl. I drew her with PrismaColor pencils, then added in the details with Posca and Montana paint markers.
I used watercolour for her hair so that you can still see the colours underneath.
P/s: You can see more of my art journal sketches on Instagram. :)