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« on: September 04, 2008 07:00:07 AM »

I read an article in Cloth Paper Scissors (maybe last month?) about pre-paring your art/travel journal before you leave on your trip.  Im planning a trip at the moment and so I thought I would begin my journal with old and new techniques.  Here is the book:

I started applying gesso to the pages with brushes and then used a sandpaper block to remove the gesso that didnt completely adhere. 

Next I applied gesso to the pages with a putty knife.  I laid the gesso on very lightly so that the black and white photos could still be seen

Then I used a brayer to spread gesso across the page.  This time the effect is something like a sponge but the texture is light enough to write without difficulty.

I don't think I'll do journaling over the photos, instead the white spaces will give me plenty of room to record my thoughts and journey.


« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2008 07:06:30 AM »

I really like this idea. It looks cool. It will look amazing written in.

« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2008 08:41:07 AM »

so that gesso stuff turned the magazine paper into something you can easily write on? like regular paper?
if im wrong..then i dont really understand...[im pretty stupid..]

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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2008 09:42:06 AM »

Gesso is really cool!  Painters use it to prep canvas for painting.  I think it mainly comes in white and black, but you can tint it.  Once it's dry you can write on it - but you may have to try a few different pens.  I use sharpies and gel pens and ball point pens.  Not all of my pens write clearly on gesso.

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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2008 10:49:51 AM »

i love the idea of doing that i am going to have to try it
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