Do you have the courage to try black gesso in your art journal?
Today, I’m going to give you a peek of my art journaling process. I’m going to use black gesso as the first layer and the entire time I am meditating on a mantra about commitment to my goals. you can watch the video of my art journal from start to finish.
The opposite of success is not failure
The opposite of success is not failure. The opposite of success is giving up, and I do not give up during this entire process. You’ll see, if a layer doesn’t work, I just keep layering on top, and layering, and layering, and layering, until I like the way it turns out. So, I’m sharing this with you, because I do know that it’s going to work out really well in the end, and I wanted to share with you my entire process including the ugly parts
Ugly ducklings sometimes grow into beautiful swans (even with our art)
All the previous work is still there. It still forms different layers, peeking through the new layers.The whole point of doing an art journal is you get to experiment without worrying about creating a finished product that’s for sale.
I am 100% committed to becoming the artist I need to be… I believe I can
Here is the final art journal two page spread. The mantra I’ve been repeating throughout this entire art journal process, is “I am 100% committed to becoming the artist I need to be… I believe I can.”
|1. Golden Fluid Acrylics – Vat Orange, Teal, Yellow Oxide
2. Letraset Neon Markers
3. Liquitex Black Gesso
4. Liquitex White Gesso
More essential supplies not in graphic
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