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Archive for May 6th, 2009

I wanted to add some bumpy texture to these pages using crepe paper and acrylic to create a texture that appeared to have some age. Thick blobs of blue acrylic paint were smeared on the pages and thin, white crepe paper was pressed into the paint. I bunched the paper to create thick wrinkles and set it aside to dry before adding additional layers of acrylic to shadow and highlight the texture. Silver was rubbed across the raised areas to create highlights after I rubbed black in the crevices to add some dimension. Overall, I am pretty pleased with the texture that resulted from this process and can see application working well on the kraft covers of a Moleskine Cahier or another cardboard type journal. The letter “S” was added  using a typeface with a spiral design and silver metallic pen to be compatible with the silver on the previous page.

The Letter S was Created with Metallic Marker and Lots of Background Texture.

The Letter "S" was Created with Metallic Marker and Lots of Background Texture.

Crepe Paper Pressed into Thick Acrylic Paint Created a Rich, Wrinkled Texture that was Ideal for Shadows and Highlights.

Crepe Paper Pressed into Thick Acrylic Paint Created a Rich, Wrinkled Texture that was Ideal for Shadows and Highlights.

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