Today I would like to share some pictures of an art journal I made. Before I had my own leather, I bought a bag of scraps from Jackie to see how I got on. Amongst the pieces she sent me was the most gorgeous sulphur yellow piece of leather. I have been saving this for ages and finally decided that it would make a very good art journal.
The other think I wondered whilst looking at this lovely piece of leather was…. would acrylic paint dry on the unfinished side of the leather. Jackie had coloured the piece yellow and the reverse side was still natural leather. In the interests of trying new things, I applied a couple of coats of Cryla acrylic paint to the piece to see how it would get on.
It looked very nice, but was a bit ‘bright’ considering the outside was such a strong colour. Next I wondered if alcohol ink would dry on top…
So I put a couple of coats of alcohol ink on top and really liked the result. A very interesting alternative to marbled end papers I though.
The paper in the book is water colour paper so it would hold up to washes of watercolour or acrylic paint. I assembled the book and bound it using Long-stitch, which is perfect for this as it opens completely flat. I am very pleased with the finished book…the only drawback is….I like it too much and worry about using it! DOH!!!!!!
Let me know what you think.
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon