Sin City Stamps Art Journaling with Terri Sproul

Hello and welcome! Today I made a double page journal using Cottonwood Arts Coldpress Notebook and SinCity Stamps.
Todays supplies include:
Dictionary Paper
Molding Paste
Matte Medium 
Watercolor Paints
Lindy's Sprays 
Grey Stazon Ink
Black Stazon Ink
Magazine Picture
Cardstock Flower
small lid

This month we are teaming up with a fabulous sponsor Cottonwood Arts. They have produced a line of coldpress journals and notebooks that can handle a large amount of medium for mixed media projects.

Today I am showing a double layout journal page featuring 
I started  with some ripped dictionary pages.  I placed small pieces horizontally and glued them down with Matt medium.
Next I used stencils with some molding paste. I knew roughly where I was going to place my focal image and worked around it.

With Grey Stazon ink  I started stamping with the background images from the Terri Sproul Art Journaling 2 line.
I also wanted these images in white so I used white gesso with my stamps. Keep in mind Gesso is an Acrylic so cleaning your stamps immediately is a must.  I used my finger to apply the gesso directly to my stamp. I used a small lid with white gesso to create  circles.
Next I started laying down some color with watercolors. I got a really cool resist effect when coloring on top of my stamped images.
I glued my focal image of Marilyn down with matte medium being careful not to get any medium anywhere but under my image as it will resist any colors I place on top. I wanted to tone down my colors so I created a wash with water and gesso and covered both pages. Seeing my focal image is black and white I wanted some darker colors. So I brought out my sprays and went to town with green, gold and browns.
More Stamps! Layers, layers, layers! Brick background stamp in black stazon. Next more stamping with gesso. I stamped the background words, I also stamped "My Favorite Things" beside her coffee cup.
I placed a cardstock rose in her hair and I made some of my texture pop by outlining certain elements with a black fine point pen. 
I hope you have enjoyed todays tutorial. I have to say I added alot of water and medium to this coldpress notebook and there was no piling or warping. Very impressed with this fabulous journal/notebook from Cottonwood Arts.
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Warmly, Peggy Oliver