transfer tech: Now that the base color was down, it was time to start adding texture.  I decided it needed some transferred print so I tore a page from a book, slapped on some Gel Medium and placed it on the journal.  The key to making this work is giving it a good rub down with a bone folder.

Transfer tech: I tore a page from a book, slapped on some Gel Medium and placed it on the journal. The key to making this work is giving it a good rub down with a bone folder.

Art Journal Background

Since the first time I did this was such a smash I figure I would just keep collecting really neat spell pages, put the images here as kind .

Gelli Prints! I soooo want to learn to do this!                              …

Art Journal Every Day: Gelli Printed Journals

Art Journal Every Day: Gelli Printed Journals (Julie Fei Fan Balzer). Gelli plate looks like so much fun!

Art journal background in progress - by Dorine Sengers

Innovative creativity from PaperArtsy. Paint, stencils, and techniques galore for any mixed media enthusiast to enjoy.

Using toilet rolls and bubblle wrap in art with Alisa Burke. I have started using my cardboard rolls to roll on my texture and pattern. I cover the surface with all kinds of everyday things. Bubble wrap makes for great polka dots

Create Journal Pages With these 20 Fabulous Resources.

5 examples of how to create a good background for art journaling...how to create a base...super super super helpful article!!!  Today I thought I'd share a few of my favorite ways for transforming that big blank white page into something less intimidating!

5 examples of how to create a good background for art journaling.how to create a base. Today I thought I& share a few of my favorite ways for transforming that big blank white page into something less intimidating!

salt on paint for journal backgrounds, and other techniques. directions here: http://balzerdesigns.typepad.com/balzer_designs/2011/11/art-journal-every-day-art-journal-backgrounds.html

salt technique on water color, sprays, glimmer mist. Kosher vs table salt leave different patterns

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