I decided to cover one of mixed media my art journal book covers
My art journal is a Strathmore Visual Journal.
I removed the front and back covers of the journal.
Using Golden Gesso I painted the covers and let it dry.
When the Light Molding Paste had dried I then added chipboard pieces with glue. I then gessoed the covers making sure the chipboard and light molding paste are well covered.
After the gesso dried I painted the covers using Tri Art acrylic paints. I first painted with Cobalt Teal, then Dioxazine Violet and finally Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold. After I applied each paint I used a baby wipe to removed some of the paint to expose the gesso, the cobalt teal and dioxazine violet. Once all the paint had dried I then rubbed Gold colour Inka Gold
I just love the look of this book. It looks like an antique!
This was so much fun to make and it didn't take much time. Give it a try and you will be amazed at what you can do.