Nearly caught up on Journal 52. Week 30 - The Road Less Travelled.
For this journal page I wanted to use techniques I feel that I need to use more, and develop control of! I love mixed media, but never really use inclusions within this. So I decided to try it out. I covered the page in brown paper, collaged tissue paper, patterned papers and paper ribbon on the top. I used gesso to adhere elements such as buttons, metal leaves and flowers. I painted over these with gesso when dry to give a layer that was paintable. I then sprayed some distress inks over the top and tipped the book to let it all run and find its own puddles. I finished by adding stamped elements, a wooden crown and drew lines using black acrylic paint in a fine liner. Not sure that I am 100% happy with this page, but some elements work together.