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Topic: what do you use for your base layers before junk journaling?  (Read 114 times)
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« on: April 13, 2018 06:14:31 PM »

What do people use for covering up the previous writing/etc on a book page before writing/drawing/whatever so that you don't just end up with an illegible muddle?  I'm thinking particularly about something I could use to prep a whole bunch of pages relatively quickly to use later, but mostly want to know what the good options are that will make book pages or the scrappiest pages of a scrap journal into something I can write on.  Gesso? Paints? Thoughts?? Help?

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018 11:11:48 PM »

It depends on what you are going to use to decorate those pages later - some finishes don't take well to some markers and pens.  I will fall back onto gesso for the most part - white, one layer or  thinned a bit with water if I want ghost images show through, more than one layer if I want opacity.  There is black gesso too and clear if you want the images to show through.  If you want colour, then use paint - it's sometimes a good way to use up dregs of paint leftover in a tube or bottle, or if you prepped paint or medium and there is some leftover - just smear it or blot it onto your surface.

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