I love mixed media and art journal, I love them just because the outcome is always surprising and unique, even if we are very experienced, we can never reproduce exactly the same next time. On this art journal cover, you can see how I layered many different elements with Maya Road goodies to add additional touch to create this unique cover, as well as using color and inks made it really different.
I use pattern papers a lot in my mixed media artwork, and it is very exciting to use also the different kinds of Maya Road embellishments to match. I am definitely not a medium expert, and I do not layer a lot of color and ink layers on the background, but I like to add some gesso on the embellishment in order to let them become a bit vintage or shabby.
Of course, everyone has their favorite coloring media, but I have always use Distress products which is water soluble, and they can be applied very easily on Maya Road chipboard and wood embellishments, and with a super cool result. To create a faded color look on the wood token, it is very easy to blend on the color with blending tool, not the whole surface but only half, so you will still see the pattern on the token very clearly and beautifully.
At this time of year, gold is still very trendy. I decided to create a journal cover title with simple die-cutting words with Maya Road steel dies. I've die-cut them twice on cardstocks, one on gold and one on black. I then finished the cover with gesso highlight and splashes, by using gesso you can enhance your dimensions of the projects.
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