the Art Journal.
The large Dylusions journal is finished. The last two pages are a little play time and a little experiment. I learned from both pages.
Here's what I learned:
1. Dylusion paint layers very well...one on top of another. You can "see" the color beneath the second layer. Example: I put the green on first then tried to layer yellow over the top near the edges to brighten it up some. The yellow never really came out yellow even though the bottom layer was dry. It remained a light greenish color. (I, in no way, think this is a bad thing. It's just something that needs to be understood when using the product. I may have added the yellow first if I had thought about it.)
2. Spray ink works ok over the paint. I remember noting in a past post that the ink didn't seem to work well over the paint. In this experiment, I sprayed London Blue ink over the dried paint and it seemed to sit on top of the paper longer but it did dry. And relatively quickly. It's when you use too much spray that it becomes a problem. The "blobs" of spray where I had too much ink needed to be toweled off. So in this case, less is more. The lighter sprays of ink work fine and dandy on top of the paint while blobs of ink tend to sit on the paper without sinking in.
3. Certain stencils are better for certain mediums. The stencil that I used to make a pattern on this layout (all those dark green spotches which is actually a blue ink) didn't have the effect that I wanted. I wanted it to look like falling rain and the stencil is designed that way with more openings toward the top and scattered dots toward the bottom. But because I tend to overspray stencils, the effect was lost due to the ink leaking underneath the stencil. So this particular stencil is probably better suited for a thicker medium like molding paste or embossing paste or some form of heavy acrylic.
The journal is finished.
On to the NEXT!