September 02, 2013

Painted Black

Words that take me and erase me and I'm painted black . .. Falling Slowly featured on the soundtrack for Once

Today I'm working on a journal cover for a journal giveaway I'm doing on another blog (  I'm using a photo printed on photo paper and I needed to create a background for it.  The look I'm trying to recreate in paint is that of an old ancient leather.  It's looking pretty pretty authentic.  Still have to add a couple of layers of sealer but I put the paint on pretty heavy so I would have lots of colors to pull out to complement the black and the colors in the photo I'm using. Will take a while to dry ho hum.  Can't wait to see how it turns out!  The journal will feature watercolor paper - I love these journals.  They are pretty easy to make and I love being creative with paint on the Masa paper.  I use mine for drawing, experimenting with paint combinations, writing, and just doodling.  They also look pretty classy lying on a table or bookcase.

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