Did you ever buy kitchen towels just because you loved the embossed pattern? Some time ago I came across cute towels with a heart pattern, and now I used them to prime my altered book pages in my art journal. Totally quick and easy:
A quick art tip for #artjournaling in old books: Apply a layer of gesso and while it is still wet, press a textured paper towel evenly onto the page, gently lift it off, and voilà – a beautiful texture 🎨 #getmessyprompts #seasonofhappy #artjournal #art #texture #mixedmedia #oldbooks #tutorial #diy #gesso #ankegetsmessy
Then you can add different layers to your liking. I want to try this technique with bold colors as well, but for now I simply used it as a base. For the current Get Messy season of “Happy”, I did this spread in my favorite colors:
I wish I had more time for experimental art, but I am working on two fonts which I had planned to release this weekend. Well, my child caught a bad cold, so my priorities shifted 🙂 Anyway, I can show you a preview of one of the fonts:
Now doesn’t that look promising?
Wish me luck that I’ll be able to publish this happy little font within the next days!