Here is the December Blog for creating covers of Journal with mixed media technique.
This is a super easy technique and beginners can easlily follow it.
It is a good idea to start the new year withthe handcrafted journal. Happy New Year 2019.
Step 1: list of supplies used 1- Journal with MDF cover 2-Buddha Stencil 3- Modelling Paste 4- Gesso 5- Paints 6- Varnish 7-Palette Knife 8-Brushes and Sponge
Step 1: Remove the MDF Covers of the journal.
Step 2: Use the Modelling paste with Palette Knife over the stencil to get the textured Buddha on both front and back covers. Let it dry for an hour or two.
Step 3:Apply a uniform thin layer of Gesso on both the sides of the front and back covers and let it dry. Gesso dries quickly , dry each side 15-20 minutes.
Step 4 : Paint the Red,Orange and Yellow colours with help of sponge. To highlight the textured surface ,keep the stencil over it and dab with contrast colours.
Step 5: After the paint dries, Varnish both the sides of the covers. After the varnish dries, put the covers back to journal. Sun Kissed Buddha Journal is ready :)
Hope you enjoyed reading the Blog. You can get the supplies at below links:
Gesso ,Modelling Paste & Varnish: