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Various supplies used: gesso, stencils, Permaball Pilot Pen, acrylic paint, inky and scrap paper and Adirondack Colorwash Spray Inks.



on 2011-08-11 22:48 by Roben-Marie Smith

I have been receiving a few questions about my journals and I thought I would answer them here in case anyone else is wondering.

1.  What do you do with the lose pages when your pages are finished?

I use a coil bound journal made by Canson and is the Montval Field All-Media Book. The pages are 9x12 and the paper is acid free, 90 lb. cold press watercolor paper. The paper takes wet media quite nicely! 

Once I have finished my pages I usually put them back into the journal.  This works out nicely because I can also remove the covers and paint, collage and finish them as well.

Another thing that I have done with the pages is use them as covers for small journals.  See HERE!

2. Is that white stuff paint or gesso?

It is white gesso. This is one art supply I could not live without! 

•I like the texture it gives to a page.

•It is perfect for blending paints together.

•It is great for covering up things I don't like.

•I use it instead of white paint.

•I can "draw" into it when it is wet and create more texture.

•I can water it down and splatter my page with it.

3. What paper do you use when you create your own journals?

I like to use Bristol 400 by Strathmore.  I buy the sheets from Texas Art Supply in large parent sheets that are 22 x 30 and cut them to the size I want. The 2 ply or 3 ply will work well for acrylics and other wet media. They are also available it smaller sizes in pads.