Last night I finished the first spread in Beate's Round Robin art journal. I did plan to do both, but forgot I had a birthday party to go to. As my father-in-law turned 85 and we celebrated that happy fact last saturday.
At first I was a bit anxious to touch her journal, as she made such a beautiful book. I really didn't want to ruin it, with me goofing around with paints and stuff.
Once I took some precautionary measures, like taping the spine and protective sheets under the pages I intended to work on, I got a bit more secure. While working on it I gained confidence and in the end I was just painting like as if it was my book =).
I did take a few progress shots and some details...
Here you can see the taped spine and the protective paper I folded under the pages.
I started with gesso and a collage of a printed picture of some hands, I initially intended to use in my River Song book. With Beate's theme being Fools and/or Divinities, I felt the hands to be a representative of the Divine.
I then added some copper, turkois and gold paint on top. The gold I added through a stencil.
Painted a lady and added some journalling about what those hands represent for me... well it is an art journal...
Added some stamping.
And some final details.
I'm not entirely sure if I think it is completely done.
But I think I will call it a day for now.
I might add a little something later.
A quote maybe, when I bump into the one that feels right.
I still have another spread to finish, so I have some time left to think.
I like how it turned out, I so hope Beate does too. Anyway, I'm off, got a dentist appointment this afternoon and I hope to finish the second spread tonight.
Thank you for watching and I wish you a wonderful day.
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