Yes, another journal. Made the cover last night with the intention of trying out a new faux encaustic finish and lots of texture. Wrapped cord around the cover, painted it and messed around. Took pictures too so I'll share the process.
I'm attaching a piece of raffia woven netting with soft gel medium over a few layers of scumbled acrylic.
Adding a block of red to echo the block of red above the cord. Don't have a real reason for choosing the color but note that I usually gravitate to warm colors. Maybe it was all the tomato soup I ate as a kid.
Crackle mediium and black paint over the red.
Added some tissue collage. Chose numbers with a special significance.
This was the last thing I did before going to bed. This is a faux encaustic recipe I found in a book but I wont share it because I have invented a better one. This one isn't worth diddly squat.
The next morning it looks like this.
Here are both covers glued to the charcoal colored spine. The front of the book is on the right. I did more fiddling with the front cover to make it look more like wax before I put the spine together.
And of course I've been playing in the journal too. Paper dolls it would appear. I'm remembering something here ...
Robert Downey Jr. I'm just saying.
Drawn to things that are beautiful.
Needed a new head shot for the book. It's been a long time since I took the last self portraits.
Gotta go now. Time for Project Runway and a big plate full of fruit. Big happys coming in the next week. I'll keep my camera handy for you if you'd like to come along. xo