I have tremendous admiration for the gorgeous mixed media journal pages I see people do, but can’t wrap my head around all the layers and planning and ideas. I stumbled across a tutorial on the youtube channel “maremi small art,” showing her art journal page process start to finish. Marta is so encouraging and easy to follow, and her projects are completed so quickly.
This is a simplified version. Mine doesn’t resemble hers at all, but I got my ideas about where to start from her. I even purchased clear gesso and flexible modeling paste she recommended and used both on this page, learning a little about their properties. It looks so much nicer in person, photography really does it no favors.