Hello, and welcome to my first ever StencilGirl Creative Team post! I am Laura Dame and I am so excited to be here sharing my art and my process with you!
For my first project, I wanted to stick with something that was relatively simple, but also embodies who I am as an artist and what my style is. So I popped open a brand new journal and got to work!
New journals can be so intimidating. Those first blank pages staring at you are scary! What if you mess it up? It's a brand new journal, and that's going to be the first thing you see! Some people decide to do their first spread in the middle, and normally I would do that too. But I'm trying to get myself out of my comfort zone a little bit, so I decided to tackle those first pages and go in with no fear (ok, maybe just a little fear).
One of my favorite things to do is layer paper and then paint on top. I looooooooove the layers of the paper underneath, peaking through the paint, especially when there are already marks and designs. Some of my favorite under- papers to use are book pages or ledger papers. They have such interesting designs.
I am really, really happy with how this first spread came out. I hope you enjoy the process as much as I did!
Sillman & Burn 8 x 5 inch journal
Vintage Ledge Paper
Kraft Paper (from a paper bag, product packaging, or cardstock)
Liquitex Spray Paint - Parchment and Black
Various collage papers from your stash
Liquitex Matte Medium
Liquitex Basics Gesso
Amsterdam Acrylic Ink - Turquoise Green
DecoArt Americana Craft Paint - Jadeite Glass
Water Spray Bottle
Vintage Brass Numbers
Tim Holtz Chip Quotes