I loved Kasia's first video, not only for being able to watch her put something fabulous together, but as well for her reminder to stay loose with this, and indulge in one's own preferences, as the Wanderlust Book is a personal journal, for sharing only if one chooses!
If you've not joined Wanderlust, please consider doing so - it is not too late. This year-long course is all about learning new techniques and materials - from many experts across the continents, and learning from them in "on the ground" workshops would be impossible to duplicate in this year (at least where I live!)
Kasia started us off with an art journal page, inspired by a word of our choice..... my own word morphed many times through the process of creating this page, but at last it was this, which reflects what I am trying to do both mentally here and physically with my daily activities:
There are many wonderful layers to Kasia's approach.... the only thing I did not do was the scratching, as I got caught up in dripping my translucent Liquitex Burnt Umber Ink.... which then dried so dark that I lightened it up with the rubbing alcohol (surgical spirits).
Here are the colors I used for my base:
I was very attracted to Kasia's palette, and thought to use a blue/brown approach - but when I looked at my paint, I went for green, thinking "growth". I started with generous layer of French Roast (Paper Artsy), and slapped on some of the PA Sage. and then wondered what would happen if I used one of my favorites, Quinacridone Gold.... it is quite transparent, so I then used the Bleached Sand to ground it.
I do not own any pre-cut chipboard pieces, so chose my favorite Distressed Doily to cut instead, using cereal box weight chipboard. I cut two pieces, and once trimmed, painted them with the Bleached Sand (white gesso seemed too bright), Then I adhered them per Kasia's instructions. I sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gangs' Golden Lump O' Coal, quite heavily over the doilies and loved how the gold lingered in the lacy pockets once dry.
Next I finger painted some French Roast here and there, lightening up again with the Bleached Sand.... and wrote some journaling with black ink, using a very old calligraphy set I had. Last, I flicked about some diluted Bleached Sand to lighten things up a bit.
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