Howdy and Welcome,
I've been tidying up my art studio - amongst other things. Now I'm back for a hot minute.
For WOYWW this week, I'm continuing to play in a new art journal. It's a blank book with a Harry Potter cover. I've always been fascinated by owls and have a small collection of owl sculptures. So I couldn't resist this blank book when I found it!
I've already torn out pages as a first step. So tonight I laminated multiple pages together using YES! Paste - with a flexible plastic putty knife from the hardware store. (The edges were cut down with Tim Holtz 'Tonic' scissors, so that the putty knife can fit into the YES! Paste jar.) After interleaving each page woth wax paper, I put the art journal under a heavy iron while the pages dry. Next step will be to 'under journal' (from Pam Carriker) with pencils and crayons to create some resists before aplying acrylic glazes.
I really enjoy starting the prep workfor a new art journal. The pages are pristine and possiblities for the future artwork seem unlimited!
Do you work in art journals? What are your first prep steps? Do you laminate pages?
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