Trish Bee's Art-Venture

Ive been wanting to start an artists sketchbook or art journal for some time now and have been putting it off. Come August 1st I decided I wasnt going to put it off anymore and that I was going to actually START doing my art journal  instead of just thinking about it!

So here goes….

Seeing as Im setting myself a personal challenge Ive decided to drag members of my Art Ventures Group into having a go too!! Maybe blog readers might like to join in too?

Just incase I’ll share my notes which Ive made about this challenge incase any blog readers or anyone for that matter fancies it too…if you decide to play along why not leave me a comment and post the url to your sketchbook pages!?

Getting A Blank Journal Or Sketchbook:

First of all you need a good sturdy blank artist sketchbook any size you…

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This is great help for someone who has trouble starting a art/visual journal 🙂 thank you for putting it up here

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Layer 1 – I always use gesso to prime the pages.

Layer 2 – Artfully arrange and adhere ephemera (scrapbooking papers, ticket stubs, stickers, postcards) with glue.  I used artist’s gel medium to glue the paper down and then spread a layer of medium over the top.

Layer 3 –  I added another light layer of gesso over the papers to mute the colors and because my gel medium has a gloss to it and I wouldn’t be able to write on the paper if it was glossy.

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Layer 4 – I selected three watercolor paints and painted a ‘wet on wet’ technique, which is to say, I put water down on the paper and then spread a layer of my chosen watercolor over it.  This helps to create interesting effects as well as soften brush marks.

I also wrote on the post card and added a postage stamp and…

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