I have decided to fill my Bag Journal ,from the previous post, with fairies. A few years ago I decided to do a fairy alphabet, chose a letter at random..P..and did a poppy fairy. I got no further.
So here is attempt 2.
I began by adding gesso to part of the first bag. I love the kraft paper of the bag but it does dull the colour of paint, so adding gesso first will keep the paint colours true.
I then added some stamped tissue paper.
I then started layering up various greens.
Next I pulled out lots of painted tissue, and other painted papers. I stamped one of my leaves, and cut them out.
I glued them around the page..
This time I am not picking random letters but starting at the beginning, so this is A for Acorn. I want to use lots of techniques and mediums in this journal, so I have started with Deli paper. I sketched out the fairy and blocked in the base colours with promarkers.
Another layer of markers. I have found they blend really well on Deli paper.
All coloured in and cut out.
I added out Acorn boy to the page of leaves and finished off with touches of shading with graphite pencil and white pen.
I love his acorn hat and acorn teapot!
Here is how the whole page looks.
and how the page looks against the rest of the bags. I think it will be a very colourful happy journal.