Vicki Ross is focused on sharing her journey to art and how life events can shape us through creativity. With her creative arts, she decides to showcase artists who have a stash of untouched journals of all sizes how to make a journal jump commonly referred to as an altered composition book. First gather your supplies as follows:
- Composition book
- Gloss varnish
- Stamps and stamp pads
- Glue stick
- Acrylic paint for tinting the gesso
- Washi tape
- Modeling paste
- Found objects
The process involves:
- On you blank composition book, open it to the center and make sure it is stitched, not glued. Glued bindings will not hold up to the stress.
- Tear with straight edge, and glue the facing pages.Group several together to hold up to embellishments, cardboard, collage, etc. Place something heavy on top of book and let dry overnight
- Mix up gesso with an acrylic color that closely match the inside pages of the datebook, and with a 2″ sponge brush, paint every page. Let it dry overnight.
- For the distressed pages, use a Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Walnut.
- For the pages looking weak (in the binding area) after all the gesso and glue, use deli paper, wash tape, or print masking tape (Scotch brand) and glue in the crease.
- Decorate using the found objects and Deli paper prints cut in strips does great for edge trim.Glue die-cut paper scraps to some edges. As long as you stay in the theme colors
Once you place all the materials in place, you will some very perfect art. Happy creating!