Monday, January 30, 2012

Fun with black gesso

This art journal page is one done with inspiration from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer in her online class 30 Days in Your Art Journal that you can find out about on her blog. Starting with a base of black gesso instead of white, it was fun trying out different things over top of it. The doodled flowers are Caran D'Ache Neocolor II crayons and all the writing is done with white gel pen (I found that the Uniball Signo worked better than the Sakura or Ranger's Inkssentials) or white china marker. The really bright white doodled starry things are white Souffle pen - it gets much brighter when it dries.

5 comments:

Janine said...

Love this one too, so beautifull with the flowers on the page.

Wax Beach Artist said...

Very cool Penny! I have never tried black gesso and I like the chalkboard effect you achieved. I have just started journaling and it's fun! Also I have never tried the white gel pens. Thanks for the head's up on which brand to get :)

Netty said...

Terrific spread Penny, x

lynne said...

I might associate you with gentle, vintage artwork but boy can you do lively artwork of the highest level.
I see you used some of my favourite art supplies to create this very cool page.
Wishes
Lynne

Shar said...

That's really cool! I love the effect you created!