I had to back up and do my cover page for the 2013 section of my Art Journal Calendar. I had already finished the page spreads for January, February, March, April and May, but I had left the first two pages blank so I could do a cover page spread.
I cut the letters for the left side page out of an old dictionary page using a craft knife and then I adhered them to the page using matte medium.
I was surprised by how little they showed up on the painted background until I started doing the black and white highlights around them.
This is a repeat of the message I used for a photo image I did yesterday. Joy is the word I have selected as my 2013 inspirational guide word!
I used molding paste and a stencil to get the diamond texture that frames the spread. I also used a very fine cursive text stamp to add more interest to the background.
Next I'll work on the outside cover of the journal...