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  • More Inspiration from Kelly Rae Roberts

    I started reading Kelly Rae’s book nearly two months ago and have been meaning to have a go at making the art journal in chapter one for ages. I finally made a start this weekend! I started by making the fabric tags for the spine.

    Painted Material Collage

    Painted Material Collage

    I’ve been using wonderweb and iron on interfacing to create material collages for some time now, but I had never thought to paint on top of it! You need the clear gesso as a base, but once that’s added – it really is like painting on paper.
    Collage made into tags

    Collage made into tags

    The letters were added using a black Sharpie and a white Sakura Souffle pen. The eyelets were added using a Cropodile Big Bite. I really love this process and the way the tags feel!

    Next I made a start on the front cover of the Journal. I was a bit nervous about adding a person, and wasn’t sure which media would be best to use as I don’t have any oil paints …. but in the end I plucked up my courage and just used my acrylic paints.

    My Dream - Mixed Media Art Journal - Front Cover

    My Dream - Mixed Media Art Journal - Front Cover

    Considering it’s my first attempt at anything like this – I’m quite pleased with the result 🙂
    My Dream - Mixed Media Collage - 1st page

    My Dream - Mixed Media Collage - 1st page

    This is the inside of the front cover all ready to be written on!

    By on Tuesday September 1st, 2009 at 00:30 in altered book, Artistic Ramblings, collage, messy craft - Comments Off on More Inspiration from Kelly Rae Roberts
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