I tried to snap photos of this art journal page in progress, but realized after the fact that I really missed a few steps. That's what happens when you get into a creative groove and just go with it :)
Started with a generous coat of gesso and used emboss folders to imprint patterns in it before it was dry.
Decided I wanted to do vibrant sunset like colors with acrylic paints. A combination of Golden Fluid Acrylics and Liquitex Soft Body. Also decided that I wanted to a sunshine with rays extending out from the upper left corner so I sketched a rough outline of where it would be.
This is where I forgot to take photos. There was a whole lot of misting, stippling, stenciling and painting in between the last photo and this one. I outlined the sunshine a little more and added some text to the page using some small letter stickers. I have a seriously large horde of these that I'm trying to use up in my art journal since I very rarely use them on paper scrap layouts.
The text is layered on top of tissue tape that has been lightly covered with yellow tinted gesso. I sealed it with Mod Podge because those dang stickers never want to stick permanently.
When I thought I was almost done, I decided it needed a little something in the center so I decided add a touch of purple and some floral rub-ons. Also have a huge stash of those that I'm whittling :)
I am so in love with the colors on this spread. And the text is a good reminder to look at once in awhile when I need it :)