• Dry Brush Technique by Grace Mendez

    Dry Brush

    I used a dry brush technique in my art journal today. The inspiration came from the book: Acrylic Revolution by Nancy Reyner. It’s a wonderful resource with many techniques to try out. I have the spiral book version and it lays perfectly flat when reading it. Supplies I used: acrylic paints (Golden Fluid Acrylics) natural bristle brush water silicone brushes It’s a very easy and very fast technique to do. I had a sheet of watercolor paper next to me as my palette and used my Stillman and Birn┬ájournal. (I have a review of hard back journals here.) Dip your brush into the paint – as little amount as you…

  • How to cover up a journal page

    How to Cover Up an Art Journal Page

    There are only a few steps to cover up an art journal page with gesso. SUPPLIES: Golden’s black gesso plastic card or wedge Golden’s white gesso I don’t believe in tearing out pages in my art journals. I will work on it to get past that ugly stage that some pages go through. But sometimes I just want a fresh start. White gesso, unless applied in a heavy coat, or in several coats will not always cover up the page. Used alone white gesso is great if you want to preserve what you already created and make it recede. What I am talking about is going back to neutral. You…

  • creativity

    Peek Into My Moleskine Art Journal for Ideas

    I’m sharing my almost done Moleskine so that you can get art journal ideas. I work in a variety of art journals. They are different sizes, bindings, shapes, and papers. I have a Hardcover Sketchbooks Overview here. One of my favorite journals to work in is the Moleskine Sketchbook. Almost all of this art journal’s pages have something on them. I consider it an accomplishment when I get to this point because many of my journals are in varying stages. You won’t see a lot of writing because I like to do that later. I like to share my art journals with people so they can get ideas for their…